Words? Meet Actions.

I know Bush doesn't read the papers, but can't someone in his office monitor them? Because post-inauguration speech, this story seems worth some attention. A prominent Iranian artist and pro-Democracy activist fled to Australia, was detained for the last five years, and has now been denied a humanitarian visa, which means deportation. When the news came down, he attempted to overdose on sleeping pills which, all in all, was a logical move as he's expected to be tortured and executed upon arrival in Iran.

Seems like the perfect moment for America to intercede on his behalf, highlighting the brutality of the Iranian regime and proving our commitment to freedom expands beyond rhetoric and can be sought without warheads. Be a nice moment to think outside the box and do some good. Particularly for a President so quick to argue that "actions speak louder than words". So c'mon Mr. Bush -- if you're going to salivate over freedom in your inauguration, might as well give its peaceful promotion a shot sometime during your term. And, as they say, there's no time like the present.

Via TEV.

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