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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Iran: Torturing Logic

Andrew Sullivan reports:

Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett and Seyed Mohammad Marandi defend the Iranian election results once again. This paragraph stands out:

[T]he Iranian government responded to the post-June 12 protests in a manner consistent with its own constitutional procedures — and with far less bloodshed than when the Chinese government suppressed the Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989.

Clive Crook, who defends the Leveretts – wrongly in my opinion – on other accounts, writes:

Good Lord. Does that make the shooting of unarmed protesters all right? No doubt one could say that the Soviet Union's response to dissent was lawful in the same way.

link: The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan


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