Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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I think the genie of liberty is out of the bottle. The "Supreme Leader" dork issued a "fatwa", which is sort of like a papal edict, against the demonstrations, and the people said fuck you to the fat wa. This is the first mass challenge to this dictator by the people, and Stalin and Mao would tell you there is only one way to reclaim the lost authority, which is mass murder. It's going to be a bloody mess, and if the Iranian people are willing to die for their freedom, things will change. Otherwise they will live like slavish dogs, the choice is theirs, and we need to butt out. As Jim Morrison once said, one side has the guns, the other side has the numbers. Five to one, one in five.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address