Good article by Andrew Sullivan. I agree that it's a delicate situation, but I hope that Bush can motivate the State Dept. to be really supportive of the Iranian resistance this time around.
We blew it earlier on the removal of a Latin American dictator (Chavez) by simply not giving strong enough support when the people had already actually succeeded in removing him. The result was that he got back into power, partially, I think, because the Venezuelans didn't get the support they needed from us and nobody seemed to have any plan for what to do after they got rid of their dictator.
The Iranians need to have a plan, and so do we. What happens when the mullahs go? Certainly, we don't want an even worse situation (such as MOK, I think its name is - that radical Marxist/Islamic movement whose supporters are setting fire to themselves in France).
So I hope Bush is prepared not only to give verbal support now, but to encourage putting into place some viable option after the mullahs fall.
posted on 06/23/2003 2:57:26 AM PDT
I hope that Bush can motivate the State Dept. to be really supportive of the Iranian resistance this time around.
The State Department is a lost cause. We need a regime change there as much as we need it in Iran.
posted on 06/23/2003 3:15:04 AM PDT
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