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I can understand the sentiment but the result was probably not what she hoped.
that well sums up the left, brooks; sentiment and emotion over rational thought.
Another gang of Useful Idiots. Change the word "Iran" to "Israel" and "Shah" to "Netanyahu" and you can re-use the signs, with similar ignorance of the issues at hand and the ultimate results of the protests. My wife grew up in Iran and, compared to the other countries in the region, it was a paradise. And compared to the despots who ruled (and still rule) in the Middle East, he was a benevolent man who paid a price for trying to move his country into the 20th Century, improving the rights of women and protecting the lives of religious minorities. The Shah's son recently committed suicide because of what the Mullahs have done to his country. I know many Iranian ex-pats of various religions who would welcome the return of the Pahlavis to control of Iran, and the death of Ahmadinejad and his ilk.
Some would say that it was our support of the Shah in the face of popular opposition that created the negative outcome, not the people drawing attention to it several years before the Iranian revolt.
tell it, fred!
There's a demographic in Florida that pines for Batista, too. And Fidel has been bad, bad, bad.This does not diminish the tradition of support for nascent self-rule in the United States or, I suppose, enhance its popularity among the more authoritarian and paternalistic of us.
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