Civil CourageI have had the privilege to live in countries (Canada, USA, UK) in which there is no need to fear brutal consequences for dissent, and it means that it stuns me to watch the courage of Iranians defying the recent election results. I applaud them and hope for a good outcome. You can find much good on this subject on the Web - I will simply link to Oliver Kamm as a kindred spirit.
I have felt critical of Obama's apparent lack of response over the last couple of days. In the end I think he acquits himself well with this: