Ignoring Iran?

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Andrew Sullivan is very upset that the left is paying little attention to the pro-democracy movement in Iran. “The question is: Why? Could anyone on the left actually sympathize with the sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic theocrats in Tehran? Of course not. But it seems that many of them hate the American right more than they hate foreign tyranny.”

A more plausible explanation is that many on Left don’t want another war, and they suspect that many on the Right are focussed on protests in Iran because the Bush administration wants another military intervention. The real question is: why isn’t Sullivan paying attention to the pro-democracy movement in Iraq, now being thwarted by the US?

8:20 am on June 19, 2003