Not sure how I missed it, but Dennis Prager wrote a column yesterday comparing and contrasting the response from governments on the Left and the Right in terms of reacting to the sham election in Iran. Prager wrote the column before Sarkozy’s remarks yesterday, but I’m sure they would have been included as further support for his case.
Here are two excerpts from the piece.
As bad as most of the world’s countries are, those led by left-wing governments are even worse when it comes to defending democracy.
A primary reason America is “waiting” and “watching” and “monitoring” while Iranians are beaten in the streets of Tehran is that the country is led by the left.
And the second:
Now it may be argued that if the American president speaks out in support of those demonstrating for free elections in Iran, it will be counterproductive.
How exactly? What will the unelected President Ahmadinejad and the unelected Supreme Ruler, Grand Ayatollah, the pre-medieval Ali Khamenei do? Get angry at America? Threaten to annihilate another country? Start building nuclear arms? Stone women who commit sexual sins? Hey, wait, haven’t they done all that already?