We have seen throughout history the power of one simple idea: when given a choice, people will choose freedom. As we have witnessed over the past few days, the people of Iran want the same freedoms, human rights, and opportunities as people around the world. Their government should listen to their hopes.
In the last two Iranian presidential elections and in nearly a dozen parliamentary and local elections, the vast majority of the Iranian people voted for political and economic reform. Yet their voices are not being listened to by the unelected people who are the real rulers of Iran. Uncompromising, destructive policies have persisted, and far too little has changed in the daily lives of the Iranian people. Iranian students, journalists and Parliamentarians are still arrested, intimidated, and abused for advocating reform or criticizing the ruling regime. Independent publications are suppressed. And talented students and professionals, faced with the dual specter of too few jobs and too many restrictions on their freedom, continue to seek opportunities abroad rather than help build Iran's future at home. Meanwhile, members of the ruling regime and their families continue to obstruct reform while reaping unfair benefits.
Iran is an ancient land, home to a proud culture with a rich heritage of learning and progress. The future of Iran will be decided by the people of Iran. Right now, the Iranian people are struggling with difficult questions about how to build a modern 21st century society that is at once Muslim, prosperous, and free. There is a long history of friendship between the American people and the people of Iran. As Iran's people move towards a future defined by greater freedom, greater tolerance, they will have no better friend than the United States of America.
Statement by Archer
I agree with all George W. Bush said ,Iran as an acient land it has a culture to be proud of it.but about there is a long history of friendship between the american people and Iran people we should pay attention poelpe! not governments.but I haven't found any wrong point.
I'm Arash,born in sweden,live in Iran,and now I'm 24 (1-March-79)
I designed and developed this Weblog to improve my English (If you see many errors that's why!),also to make a diary (not a real complete diary)
About the name "archer" it's form "Arash the Archer" a mythic historical personage of Iran
A hero in Persian folklore (He was an archer who by putting all of his might in an arrow which when landed was to establish the outer border of the ancient Iran)