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Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Iraq: The Moment of Truth

It is reported that an Iraqi journalist has thrown both of his shoes towards George Bush during his news conference. Yet symbolic, it is an incredible moment of truth.

In a country that Bush practically applied his liberation and democracy bullshit doctrine, he was hit by a journalist (a symbol of freedom of speech). The pleasure of this symbolic moment never offsets the pains of human and capital losses that the world have seen under the Bush's presidency. However we can still be happy that truth never disappears. Human intelligence is able to surpass all sorts of security measures and create that moment of truth with the most simple actions!

A few years ago, I watched The Pinochet Case, a documentary about Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and the house arrest that he went through in late 90s in London. In that case, Pinochet was able to get away from a trial via British right wing's influence. However at some point in the film, in order to get him out of the London villa, the security team had to pull a bag on his face and push him down in the car that no protester sees him. One of the protesters later said that although the justice is never performed perfectly for these criminals, but the humiliation that they go through these symbolic moment is enough to show that truth doesn't die.

I just can't wait to see the day that Cheney and the rest of the criminals who ran this country in the past decade face their moment of truth.
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