Iranian-American Community statement: "Axis of evil"
During the past few days, the various officials of the Bush administration have warned Iran about the presence of Al Qaida fighters in that country. In his State of the Union address, George W Bush labelled Iran, Iraq and North Korea the new "axis of evil" as a continuation of the US war moves and acts of aggression. As part of the Iranian opposition, the organisation (IACUS), strongly condemns the Bush administration's belligerence and the cat-and-mouse game the administration is playing with the Iranian regime. As far as we are concerned, the fundamentalist administration of G W Bush and the repressive regime of the Islamic Republic are the two sides of the same coin. Today, over 50 reformist newspapers have been closed in Iran and more than 20 journalists are spending time behind bars for publishing their views on the current state of affairs. Scores of students, dissidents, and intellectuals are being tortured in Iranian prisons, while the repression of women and democratic and secular forces is an everyday reality in Iran. However, GW Bush and the American corporate media prefer to maintain silence on that. The true intentions of the US administration have nothing to do with Al Qaida but a lot to do with their attempt to make the Iranian regime more co-operative and agreeable to their plans for continued presence in the region. And the victims of these acts of aggression will be innocent civilians in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the rest of the region. http://members.aol.com/iaczine