08 May 2006
Letter from Iran...
So, everyone's favorite extremist has penned a missive to the left's favorite punching bag. Apparently, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has decided a little direct appeal may be gopod for his nation. Let's hope this is the case. Frankly, I would like to see a more engaged, moderate Iran helping lead the Islamic world out of its present struggle. I think Egypt and Iran, could provide some solid leadership (pending a cleanup within their own borders).
No one want to go to war with Iran. Let's be clear, no one really wants to go to war. Wars are disruptive in many ways. If you have doubts, go ask any soldier. During my youth, my family was involved in sheltering a family who had fled Iran during the brutal rule of the last Shah. It was a mother and their children. The impact of a conflict on similar families throughout that region would be devastating.
Let us hope their leadership has the good sense to seek a better path.