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The Prez And The Defeatocrats
Thursday, March 29, 2007   By: Lehamic Renwar

Taking a poll

Other views on Iran and Iraq

Rick Moran compares the present Iranian regime to Persian rug merchants as the British hostage drama continues.

Please note the escalation of Iranian demands the longer this thing goes on. They apparently are seeking a replay of the American hostage drama from 27 years ago when the students would come out every couple of months with an ever changing, ever shifting set of demands that would have to be met before we got our people back. Then, just as the Carter Administration would buckle, the students would up the ante. How many times did President Carter or one of his aides announce the imminent end to the hostage drama only to have negotiations blow up in their faces when the Iranians shifted gears and add another “condition” to the release of our diplomats?

The Hollywood movie 300 has united the Iranians like nothing has in years, says a French newspaper.

Iranians are crying scandal. Since the release of the American production 300, they haven't ceased denouncing the way their ancestors, the Persians, are depicted as savage murderers, ill-tempered and bereft of soul - with a flurry of articles in the press, petitions on the Internet and political speeches. And for once, it's a subject upon which Iranians are in near-unanimous agreement, from the regime's leadership to the exiled Diaspora. Because it touches a nerve: national pride tied to a rich history.

"It's an anti-Iranian plot, which targets the ancient civilization of Persia," protests Saeed Taherzadeh, a 27-year-old bank clerk who bought the movie on the black market.

Gateway Pundit reminds us that it was 34-years ago, to the day, that the Democrats voted to surrender Vietnam.  He remembers the consequences.

More than one million people became refugees after the fall of South Vietnam. Many perished, and others, upon reaching other Southeast Asian countries, discovered they could not remain permanently. The United States, Canada, and other nations accepted most of the refugees in the late 1970s and the 1980s. It was estimated that up to 25% of those who left Vietnam have perished in the stormy seas.

The stories of people escaping despotism aboard rafts should resonate with many people who read this site.



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