Question: How narcissistic must The Washington Times’ Eli Lake be to believe adding a “green overlay” to his Twitter avatar in an act of solidarity with supporters of Mir-Hossein Mousavi would do anything other than make him look like a desperate moral exhibitionist? Truly, could there be a more pathetic and meaningless gesture?
Who me, unaware?
After courageously changing his avatar green, the almost endearingly unaware Lake offered this advice:
What’s happening in Iran is about Iran. We in the US should refrain from using the demos there as a partisan cudgel here.
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And while I believe sympathy for the Iranian people is to be commended, allow me to suggest others who it may be more appropriate for Americans to show solidarity with:
— The more than 7 million Americans behind bars — the largest prison population in world history — many for non-violent drug offenses.
— The 4 million-plus Iraqi refugees forced to flee their homes thanks to the U.S. invasion of their country.
— Palestinians suffering under a U.S.-financed Israeli occupation and blockade whose votes were dismissed by the West because they weren’t for the right party.