Life is full of surprises. I missed this earlier in the month, but at long last, we have called for the release of Iranian political prisoners, and the State Department even named two of them. Waydago!
Now we have to keep it up. There are lots of Iran political prisoners, certainly hundreds, quite likely thousands, and State should name them all. Do it at press conferences, do it at the UN, do it at international conferences. Encourage allies to do it. Broadcast it on Farda and VOA Persian Service.
Don’t forget the Green leaders, Mr. and Mrs. Mousavi and Mr. Karroubi.
It matters a lot. Reagan did it to the Soviets, and they hated it. The Iranian regime’s leaders will hate it too. And the Iranian people will take heart.