A Thought

Can you imagine American reaction to the Iran goings on had it been a West-backed president who’d (allegedly) stolen votes? Like, say … former Pakistani President Musharraf? I don’t think we’d be framing the protests as inspirational expressions of democracy.

Just a thought.


1 Response to “A Thought”

  1. 1 danup June 16, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    People were pretty excited about Benazir Bhutto, but I agree with you in general. Too often we’re complacent about corrupt, broken governments when they’re useful, and I think the historical record has provided us with plenty of examples of that being a terrible idea.

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Brian Eason is a University of Missouri graduate with bachelor degrees in Journalism and Political Science. He has covered Congressional elections and local government for the Columbia Missourian and worked as a general assignment reporter for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, IL. Brian has also had articles published in Roll Call.

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