Forgive Mousavi, But Never Forget His Name

In recent years Iranians have turned the New Year's celebrations, soccer matches, or even petty grumble against bad university cafeteria food into widespread anti regime demonstrations. These days, clearly Mousavi is steering the crowds in the streets of Tehran. However, it is the message and not the man that leads: "Freedom", "Democracy", "Equality", "Justice".   To the extent that Mousavi remains loyal to these principles, he diverges from his past. And to the extent that he stands against the supreme leader, Khamenei, his president Ahmadinejad,  and their theocratic government, Mousavi has the support of people and hence opposition figures and groups.  John F. Kennedy once said "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."  Mir Hossein Mousavi, the challenger to the presidency of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was the prime minister to then President Khamenei (1981 to 1989). Under his nine years of...(Read Full Article)

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