The Green Revolution

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[The Hague, June 14. Image via Getty]

Iranian people demonstrate near the embassy of Iran in The Hague against the election victory of president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on June 14, 2009. Police fired tear gas at rioters in Tehran as supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi swept through the Iranian capital yesterday, some throwing stones at baton-wielding policemen in protest at the disputed election results. AFP PHOTO / ANP / ED OUDENAARDEN netherlands out - belgium out (Photo credit should read ED OUDENAARDEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Freddie DeBoer

Hopefully, far away. People need to understand that the United States is deeply unpopular with these protesters and pro-democracy agitators, and the "support" of the United States for the protesters is the most likely thing to drive the Iranian street back towards the establishment government. There's never been a clearer example of supporting by leaving well enough alone than this situation in Iran.