Hillary should look to Italy's Foreign Minister for some guts

The fate of Iranian "apostate" pastor Youcef Nadarkani still hangs by a thread.  In contrast to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's rather tepid statement  that the "US stands with the international community" in calling "for a government that respects the human rights and freedom of all those living in Iran," Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini offered these morally clear, powerful words about the applicable Western standards of freedom and justice: I am deeply disturbed by the dramatic case of the evangelical pastor Nadarkhani, whose life is at risk in Iran for the sole reason that he claimed the right to profess the faith in which he believes...[T]he death sentence against Nadarkhani is a disgrace, the negation of the very idea of law. Freedom of religion is a fundamental and unbreakable human right and Italy intends to continue with conviction with its action in all relevant fora, in the context of the committed effort being taken forwards by the European Union,...(Read Full Post)