Happy Iran Sovereignty day, and hands off Iran
The message I want to give is contained in this blog and sister-blog The People's Oil. "The People's Oil" is a documentation of the only thing that ever motivated the Administration. All talk of freedom and democracy is a capitulation to the good people of America, who would never accept an imperialist war for oil and power alone, and retain with their idealism the naivety to believe their leaders' speech.
Do not believe the lies about good intentions for the Middle East. The interests of brown people will only ever be considered where their interests and the interests of the Administration coincide. This rarely happens, and only when the People protest so hard that they make refusing their demands worse for the Administration than pursuing their original self-interested plan.
"Rummy's Diaries" is a retrospective archive of information about human rights abuse in the War on Terror. This horror is what "war" means. This is the depths of depravity which the Administration is willing to go to when given the American people's tacit support. The fact that the majority of Americans voted for this is proof that this Administration is not sufficiently curtailed by a moral and knowledgeable people to be entrusted with warfare. Don't let them do it to Iran as well. If self-interest is your only interest, I plead with you that there are enough terrorists in the world without creating fresh ones in Iranian detention facilities.
UPDATE: For those in the US who refuse to be passive participators, Sima has an awesome list of activities and protests planned for today. So stand up, get the blood off your hands, and get out there.