Sit as I just did, and watch the cell-phone video via YouTube of spontaneous resistance to modesty police in Tehran.
This cell phone video is of poor quality, and half the time it’s sideways, but it conveys the aftermath of the incident. At least hundreds of Iranians, if not thousands, have gathered and are chanting anti-Mullah slogans, including the one that I think must be most chilling to tyrants the world over: “How many people do you think you can kill?”
The modesty cops had tried to arrest a young woman for dressing Western, and I don’t mean sombrero and chaps. When a young man tried to stop them, they beat him up and threw him into a garbage can. But by then hundreds had gathered who stopped the arrest and chased the cops.
The mullahs don’t have full control.
Many experts on Iran, including Michael Ledeen, are of the view that encouraging internal resistance may be our most effective way of dealing with the current government. This video offers a window into what is happening in Tehran; for the whole story, go to Pajamas Media.
Citizen journalism of a high order.
We have already heard of Hillary’s incompetence as manager. Here’s the ultimate anti-Hillary Dick Morris and wife Eileen McGann on B.O. as manager:
The best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is the ability with which he has run for president. After all, what is more difficult, complicated, or challenging than getting elected president? What other life experience better illustrates one’s qualification to hold the office than a manifest skill in seeking it. For anyone who has ever been elected president, the race that sent them to the White House was the single most important event in their lives and dwarfs any other experience they might have had before running.
As we have watched Obama surmount the hurdles that lay in his path, we cannot help but be impressed with his judgment. Adam Wallinsky, who served on Bobby Kennedy’s staff, once singled out good judgment as JFK’s most salient characteristic. Obama has faced so many delicate questions and issues and seems always to have the right feel for how to handle them.
We will be hearing more about this about O., I think. Already there’s a lot.