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Waking Up in Tehran

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Shirin Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for her work on behalf of human rights, women's rights, and children's rights in Iran.  She is a critic of the current Iranian government, and lives in exile.  In a message written for RootsAction.org, Ebadi opposes any attack on Iran:

"Not only military attack but even threat of military attack would slow down the progress of democracy in Iran because the government, under the pretext of safeguarding national security, would further intensify its crackdown on pro-democracy activists and critics.  Moreover, such an eventuality would incite people's nationalist sentiment, which would cause them to forget their criticisms of the government."

If we cannot learn from our own history or this kind of common sense, let us learn from Mossadegh.  War is not a solution.  War is not a tool of public policy.  War is not the first option, the second option, or the last resort.  War is out of the question.

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David Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works as Campaign Coordinator for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @davidcnswanson and FaceBook.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 
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