Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Feeling the Heat

It's becoming clear that the Iranian government is desperately trying to repress the fallout from the democratization efforts of its neighbor, Iraq, as they confiscated half a million wallet-size cards and posters on Tuesday that endorsed Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani for president and also contained the words, "democracy" and "freedom". The Iranian government agents informed the managing director of the Nazar Printing House that printed the cards and posters that if the cards and posters did not contain the words "democracy" and "freedom", the cards and posters would not have been confiscated. Despite the Iranian government's best efforts, the managing director is not giving up on this democracy idea, as he told reporters, "We have this much democracy [holding two fingers an inch apart]. And this is how much we desire [holding his arms wide apart]." If more people feel like this managing director of the Nazar Printing House does, Iran could be have another revolution on its hands in the near future.