Thursday, July 2, 2009

Put the Pedal to the 'Meddle', Mr. President!

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) - an international organization with a permanent delegation to the United Nations - issued a statement on Tuesday expressing support for the results of Iran's 10th presidential election and urging all countries to refrain from interfering [meddling] in Iran's internal affairs.

No 'meddling' in Iran's internal affairs, hmmm......

Earlier this year, the Secretary General of the OIC [which represents the 57 Islamic states] penned an open letter to Barack Obama expressing the need to forge a new partnership between the US and the Muslim world.

Obama penned a letter back to the Secretary General, expressing "his staunch confidence in the ability of the US and the OIC to work together in a spirit of peace and friendship for the sake of building a more secure world over the next four years."

And now that Obama has agreed to refrain from meddling in Iran's internal affairs, he and the OIC will undoubtedly work together to build "a more secure [despotic and totalitarian] world."

Meanwhile, according to the Guardian UK, a shopkeeper from south-west Iran, is alleging that one of his friends [an 18-year-old] was beaten and repeatedly raped after being arrested at an opposition rally.

And, from the LA Times:
Prisoners said... they were pummeled by Basiji militiamen who told them they were inspired to crack down by Khamenei's tears at a Friday prayer sermon...

"You have caused my beloved leader to burst into tears," another prisoner said he was told. "Now you deserve to be beaten."...

Prisoners were frequently singled out and pulled away for interrogation. They came back hours later with bruises or with blood in their urine... Some would be pulled out at 8 a.m. and returned 14 hours later, limping and exhausted...
Nevertheless, you can't help but be inspired by Obama's slogans: "A spirit of peace and friendship", "building a more secure world", "yes we can", "hope", "change", "it's not productive, given the history of U.S.-Iranian relations, to be seen as meddling", "the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran and is not interfering with Iran's affairs."

But sadly, there is one slogan that even Obama can't match:

"Put the pedal to the 'Meddle'."

Mr President, you are the leader of the Free World, aren't you? And, these thugs are killing our troops too, aren't they?

Then put the pedal to the 'Meddle'!


OIC, 57 states, Obama, hmmm.......

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