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posted by [personal profile] astridv at 09:16pm on 17/06/2009
I'm really sick of the debate on whether Mousavi is any different from Ahmadinejad, and I'm kind of peeved at Obama for bringing it up, because now cable news is all over this meme.

It's not about Mousavi. It's about the people's right to have their vote counted.


I was just having this same argument with my French teacher. I was surprised she'd even bring that up. What does it even matter whether there's a difference significant enough to please the West and bring the change the people are hoping for... this is ultimately about a stolen election. We live in a democracy, we should value this right, to know that our votes count.

And as the protests went on, it's about the brutality against those who dare speak out and stifling of voices.

Yes. How can anyone witness these events and doubt that the old regime has lost the last thread of legitimacy.

Though I checked the bbc site today, and it really seems to me that you get better information from other sources. I'm not sure that people who only follow the established news sources even get to see what's going on?

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