Freedom Fighters Against Terrorists
By David Holcberg (San Francisco Examiner, December 13, 2002)
Tens of thousands of Iranian students have been taking to the streets to protest the dictatorial religious rule under which they live. They have been calling for a separation between mosque and state, and in doing so have risked their lives.
These freedom fighters could use all the help they can get in their fight against Iran's terrorist regime. But--for all their professed concern about human rights--the Western media and the Bush administration seem indifferent to the Iranian students. And if our president believes a militarily attack on Iran--the world's most active state sponsor of terrorism--is unwarranted at this point, he should at least give his full support to the students' cause. Such support would go a long way to show freedom-seeking Muslims worldwide, who suffer under secular or religious political oppression, that America stands with them in their struggle for freedom. Such support would also show our enemies that we are serious about defeating them.
A few words spoken by president Bush in support of the Iranian protestors would surely help bring down the regime--without the need of a war. So why isn't the president speaking out?