Nothing is Better Than Getting Ourselves Fucked
It seems that for the first time since President Obama took office his administration is truly doing something right. Iran is at a cross roads right now; the country’s ruling religious elite are expressing real fear over the prospect that a counter revolution, led by Presidential candidate Mir-Hossein, may be at hand. One might ask what is the US doing to respond to this potentially historic situation?
The answer is nothing. And that is exactly the way it should be. If we taint this remarkable process with the stain of American interventionism then we risk handing the Iranian establishment all the ammunition they need to squash this fledgling movement. If a new government does arise from these protests it would be naïve to assume that it would be completely pro western. However, this level of maturity on the part of the US hopefully signals a new willingness to work with other nations who do not agree with all of Washington’s policies.
I think the American people will be impressed with these results. If US had not assassinated Mossadeq back in the 1950s we would not even be in this mess. And that right there is the point. Without our interference Iran would today be similar to Turkey, perhaps even more prosperous. So let’s not make the same mistake twice. President Obama, I applaud your policy of doing nothing.