Monday, October 08, 2007

Students in Iran Protest President

See, it's like I said a few weeks ago, anyone who is fairly educated can tell this guy is not only ignorant but dangerously ignorant. What's the difference? Power.

For the second time in less than a year, university students in Tehran mounted a protest against a speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. More than 100 students clashed with supporters of Mr. Ahmadinejad on Monday at Tehran University, where he was speaking to mark the beginning of the school year.

A friend of mine asked me the other day how come it seemed that the crazy, power-hungry, greedy, ignorant and dangerous always seem to be the ones who get into positions of great leadership. I told him that those were the only kind of people that would want that kind of position in the first place.

Mr. Ahmadinejad angered students and professors at the university after his election in 2005 when he appointed a cleric as the university’s president. Many liberal professors and students have been dismissed since then, and activists have come under increasing pressure.

No room for free thinking here in college.

“Death to the dictator,” and “Free jailed students,” shouted the protesters, referring to three student activists who have been jailed since May, said witnesses who asked not to be identified out of fear of repercussions.

Finally, a "Death to..." statement I can get behind.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the problem is...he and the President are cut from the same cloth...there's no checks and balances with these 2 morons and the democratic congress is useless

October 11, 2007 7:54 AM  

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