It’s not that I don’t feel sympathy towards the Iranians or empathize with their frustrations in having their voices choked off by an obviously rigged election.
I just don’t feel like this is an American issue.
What are we supposed to do? If Ahmadinejad remains president we are going to have to deal with him. If Moussavi becomes president we’ll have to deal with him instead. If Jesus descends from the sky followed by the four horsemen of the apocalypse we’ll…well we’ll probably all be dead.
My point is we’re going to have to try and form some kind of relationship with whoever the President of Iran may end up being. It’s not too bright to start burning bridges while the dust is still settling.
This is about Iran not America. This is their moment. Americans can do nothing but muck it up.
-I really liked what Sen. John Kerry had to say on this issue.