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  •  Nothing you wrote there is true. (10+ / 0-)

    We support freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom to assemble peacefully, the right to have your vote count FULLY and ACCURATELY.

    I don't like either candidate, but it's not my country. But that doesn't mean we cannot share the anguish and despair of millions of Iranians. We have seen the cumulative information that has demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Khamenei regime is brutally repressive and is crushing the voice of the people.

    The information is out there on the tweaked software that flipped the election. The death of the main IT engineer in charge of the security of the electoral system. The Basij militia on a rampage smashing faces in and brutally murdering people and terrorizing the population.

    Those things don't happen when you have a government vested in legitimacy for the people.

    <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

    by bronte17 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 09:04:00 AM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry, but that many protesters (0+ / 0-)

      go out in the streets and face brutality over "anecdotal" evidence of election tampering.

      In 2000, there was far more than anecdotal evidence of wrongdoing, esp. in Florida.  However, we settled it through constitutional means, and we accepted Bush as the legitimate president (even if we hated every minute of it).  

      "The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God's vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth." B Obama

      by patgdc on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 10:46:17 AM PDT

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      •  Again, you need to stop with comparing the US (4+ / 0-)
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        to Iran. Two distinct cultures that internalize their community very differently.

        But, since you mentioned it... you seem to have forgotten the Brooks Brothers riot by the GOP wingnuts in Florida to manipulate and intimidate. Furthermore, Bush supposedly "won" Florida by 537 votes out of many many millions, a mere hundredths of a percentage of the total vote.  Ahmahdinejad supposedly won with 64.7% of the vote. Big difference in how they lied.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Sun Jun 21, 2009 at 10:53:12 AM PDT

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