Monday, December 10, 2007

From the mouths of babes

by shamanic

The Daily Mail gives us a very brief report on student protests at Iran's Tehran University, where an uncounted crowd (I don't mean that to imply massive, but only to point out that the Mail didn't take a stab at the numbers) and caused trouble for some time (but the piece doesn't tell us for how long) while holding posters that said things like "Live free or die", "No war, no fascism" and "Women must decide their fate, not the state."

I realize that Iran is a rather closed society and that the Mail got its information from Iranian State Radio, but really, an estimate and length of time would have made my morning. The slogans certainly did: Americans really need to get it all the way through their skulls that Iranians, especially young Iranians, are forward-thinking, pro-western, and live under one of the worst governments I can think of for such a populace.

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