The left-wing protest campaign fails in its latest comeback attempt.
Sen. John Kerry has filed a formal request to visit Iran, Iranian news agencies reported Tuesday — news made public in the middle of the government’s bloody crackdown on dissidents that has left more than a dozen dead. While representatives for Kerry have so far not confirmed whether he intends to travel to Tehran, a [...]
A brief addition to yesterday’s post on Andrew Sullivan’s current avocation as Barack Obama’s pooper-scooper. I noted that Sullivan had fecklessly praised the President’s admirable “reticence” in avoiding the serious condemnation of Iran’s mullahs for their murder of protestors in the streets. By Sullivan’s twisted logic, Obama’s shameful silence had a golden lining: preventing Ahmadinejad’s [...]
The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From [...]