Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Iran: Can Democracy Achieve What War Cannot?

The indefatigable Hossein Derakshan has posted a plea to the United States and its allies, suggesting they support the Iranian people through the country's existing democratic processes, however flawed those may be:

...Use your resources (funding, media, education, etc.) to reach ordinary Iranians and the vast number of young people who already have different social values. Show them how Iran ideally could be and convince them they could easily change it, by engaging more. This time, instead of promoting inaction and boycott, encourage everyone to participate in the coming elections. The way you did and still do in Iraq...