You can't just say that a nation is ruled by gangsters and that warrants invasion.
I do really wish that the Iranian regime was toppled, because this ellection shows that it is exactly the same as a dictatorship, it needs to be taken down one way or another.
But I suppose rebellion by the Iranians does allow them to pick the government that they want though. I think that will come eventually, even if actions by us could speed that up.
Just curious, do you think Iran's population has the political culture to support democracy? Because if that is the case, then we would only need to topple the Iranian government, (which will be easy enough) and the Iranians can then create their own government without much effort from us.
I just think it is greedy to say that in general, we can't sacrifice our soldiers and resources to help people around the world. I support foreign aid which means that I also will support intervention under good circumstances.
Even after the revolution, the theocratic establishment has stood in the way of the popular will of the people. I get the feeling that most Iranians want all of their government to be ellected. Even if they support religious policies, they can legimatily push that forward by the democratic proscess.
Hell, anti gay marriage legislation is religious views, but those can legimately molded into our government. I imagine an idea Iranian government would have more of that, but with a good government framework.
I agree that we need to topple Iran's government. We need to allow the Iranian people to choose a government that is fair to them. I would hope they would choose to make certain that their new government does not include mullahs, ayetoiletbowls, or Aminademonjihad.
Moreover, I think we could lend the Iranians a hand by neutralizing the Iranian Republican Guard. This will leave the current terrorist government defenseless against the people.
The people in Iran need to continue to riot and protest until the mullahs, the ayeitoiletbowl, and the rest of the terrorists are in fear for their lives.
Its still going hot and heavy in Iran not much getting out except Twitter.
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The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say