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    11 61.11%
  • Pro Mousavi and the protests, they are freedom fighters and revolutionaries.

    5 27.78%
  • Pro Amadinejad and the current government, Mousavi's platform and movement creates regional instability.

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  • Don't care one way or the other.

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    Iranian Election Protests, Pro or Con?

    By now you have all heard (perhaps even seen) coverage of the election protests in Iran following allegations of tampering by Iran's government in the Presidential election pitting Amadinejad and Mousavi. The chief complaint being, that more ballots were counted than were cast, and that Iran's true governing power, Ayatollah Khomeni, has utilized the the Guardian Council of Iran to taint the election in favor of Amadinejad.

    Given that Mousavi was a former Prime Minister, and is considered originally responsible for the inception of Iran's nuclear program, what do you believe the U.S. position should be with regards to the protests, and the elections?

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    I suspect we have more of a hand in the mess than even Iran considers.
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    I just say pro mousavi, because he wont last long if he gets in there. Those people need a change something fierce. I have met alot of people from Iran in my travels and you would be surprised how much the regular Iranian actually likes the U.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex401mp View Post
    I just say pro mousavi, because he wont last long if he gets in there. Those people need a change something fierce. I have met alot of people from Iran in my travels and you would be surprised how much the regular Iranian actually likes the U.S.
    Same here.


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    I don't think we should get involved in Iranian politics, and I don't think we should be the World Police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I don't think we should get involved in Iranian politics, and I don't think we should be the World Police.
    I don't either, but for some reason we get accused of just that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I don't think we should get involved in Iranian politics, and I don't think we should be the World Police.
    I voted to be neutral as well. Let them have a democracy, Islamic republic, whatever... I don't believe its our place to step in at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I don't think we should get involved in Iranian politics, and I don't think we should be the World Police.

    I have to agree with you Term, we are spread thin enough and have enough on our plate as it is. We need to start thinking about our own country and stop interferring in other countries political climates.

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    I say we just sit back and watch what happens. If the current regime stays in power, we have lost nothing. If they lose power, who knows what the result will be but I would think it would at least have to be better than what it is now. If we try to get involved, we could end up seriously screwing things up and making it worse for us. We once thought it would benefit us to take Iraq's side vs. Iran and look how that turned out. Let this thing take it's own course.
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    I'm not saying start a war with them... more like some small sniper teams.

    Who cares if they retaliate in kind.

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    I voted pro demostrations because the more turmoil they have within thier country the less time they have for saber rattling.

 

 

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