Sunday morning reading on the Iran crisis:

Michael Ledeen, America's foremost expert on Iran, gets his hands on a copy of a letter addressed to President Obama from "the office of" Iranian presidential candidate Mousavi criticizing Obama for saying it did not matter who won the Iranian election.

It is a specially grave insult for those who are now fighting for democracy and freedom, and an unwarranted gift and even praise for Mr. Khamenei, whose security forces are now killing peaceful Iranians in the streets of every major city in the country.

Your statement misled the people of the world. It was no doubt inspired by your hope for dialogue with this regime, but you cannot possibly believe in promises from a regime that lies to its own people and then kills them when they demand the promises be kept.

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Victor Davis Hanson analyzes why Obama has been absent so long among the voices speaking out on the election travesty in Iran and its bloody aftermath and why he must speak now and say something like this:

"Hundreds of thousands of gallant Iranians are now engaged in a non-violent moral struggle against tyranny in Iran-one of the great examples of bravery in our times. All free peoples of the world watch their ordeal, and can only wish them success, while owing them a great deal of gratitude for risking their lives for the innate and shared notion of human freedom and dignity. We in the United States ask the government of Iran--as well as its military and security forces -- to recognize the universal appeal of freedom that flourishes among its own remarkable people, to stand down and renounce its serial use of violence and coercion-and to ensure a truly free election where the voices of all can be at last fully heard, so that Iran can once more properly reenter the family of law-biding nations".

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