HolyCrime.com should be required viewing for the mainstream media. I knew of the regime's brutal practices. Yet seeing just a few pictures drives the point home.
The need for regime change in Iran is about more than nuclear weapons. It is necessary for several reasons, not the least being the horrific torture of its citizens. If that's not "cruel and unusual punishment," then I don't know what is.
It also makes it understandable why people are hesitant to rise up. You could get whipped to death. One of your eyes might get removed! The Iranian people are caught between a rock and a hard place. You revolt, and you may die horribly. Don't revolt, and your people's torture will continue. Revolution is the only cure to the disease that has infected Iran. Most unfortunately, the cure will not be bloodless.
Saddam's regime killed no less than a third of a million of its citizens. He has been reduced to writing poetry about George W. Bush, confined to a room in his own palace.
Iran's turn will hopefully come up very soon.
But keep in mind that despite how bad it is in Iran, the situation in North Korea is far worse. Holocaust II is taking place in North Korea. Tyrants are tyrants. Islamic fundamentalist, like Khatami, or socialist like Saddam, or communist, like Kim Jong-il - more or less, they are all the same.
We didn't leave Hitler in power. We shouldn't leave them in power, either.