Mousavi Ratchets Up The Opposition

Now, Mousavi is not really for as much openness and reform as people may think, and certainly not on the international front, but, at this point, he may be opening a can of worms that could force major changes in Iran

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has called for a mass rally to protest the country’s hotly-disputed election results and violence against his supporters.

The call, which appeared on his Web site Thursday, presents a direct challenge to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said Tuesday evening that Mousavi should pursue his demands through the country’s electoral system.

But Mousavi appears to have no intention of backing down. His announcement came shortly after the country’s most powerful military force said that Iranian Web sites and bloggers must remove any materials that “create tension” or face legal action.

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This could be one of those times when a reckless risk comes out spectacularly. Or goes down in flames, and there is no middle option in sight. We shall have to wait and see.

The nation got a glimpse Tuesday morning of exactly what President John McCain would be up to if last November’s election had gone differently.

“We lead,”McCain told NBC’s David Gregory on the “Today” show when asked about a different vote altogether — the one in Iran on Friday. “We condemn the sham, corrupt election. We do what we have done throughout the Cold War and afterwards … We speak out forcefully, and we make sure that the world knows that America leads.”

Imagine, having a president who has a moral compass, and understands the greatness and power of the U.S.A., rather then an ideologue who doesn’t want to “meddle” in foreign affairs. Unless it is about Israeli settlements, of course.

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