Thursday, June 18, 2009

'People are Being Brutalized and Murdered by the Regime in Tehran'

Well, there's at least one political leader in Washington who's not afraid to tell it like it is.
House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement as election protests increased in Iran and the regime in Tehran continued to brutalize its own people:

“The human tragedy continues in Iran. Around the world, people are inspired by the courage of the Iranian people fighting for free elections, using new media tools like Twitter to ensure their voices are heard by all of us. America has a moral responsibility to stand up for these brave people, to defend human rights, and to condemn the violence and abuses by the regime in Tehran.

“The Administration’s position that what’s going on in Iran is a ‘vigorous debate’ is absurd. People are being brutalized and murdered by the regime in Tehran. We have no idea exactly how many have died or have been seriously injured, since the regime has restricted journalists' ability to report. In no way do these actions constitute a 'vigorous debate.'

This brutal regime cannot be trusted to be reasonable with nuclear power. The United States cannot trust the aspirations of this regime, and the Administration must work with Congress to do everything in its power to deny Iran nuclear weapons."
Of course, this won't be hailed as an act of courage. He'll probably be condemned for provoking these murderous thugs.

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