Mock Executions, Rape of Prisoners in Iran
12:30 PM, Sep 22, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
This is how one of the world's most odious regimes treats students who challenge its authority:
Of course the civil liberties fanatics on the left will compare this treatment to what the Bush administration doled out to detainees in Cuba, Iraq, and Afghanistan. These are the same people who accuse conservatives of seeing the world in black and white and failing to appreciate nuance -- the many shades of gray. But these same people cannot distinguish between a democratic government's rough treatment of terrorists and a terrorist government's rough treatment of democratic activists. The Iranian regime is sick and degenerate and ought to be forcefully condemned. Instead the left cheers Obama's engagement with Iran -- even though it looks utterly hopeless -- and demands investigations of the Bush administration's treatment of detainees. This is the moral "clarity" of the post-American left.