The current government is Iran is a bunch of damn rascals and thugs, and there are boatloads of questions about the honesty of their last election.
The regime’s brutal crackdown on protestors reveals its true character. (But the Iranian government is not novel in this sense: the Syrians have been as brutal with their dissidents, and the Israelis have been more oppressive in Gaza).
What is even more shocking is that the Iranian government admits that it is torturing the protestors rounded up in recent weeks.
How can we ever trust a government that won’t lie about its atrocities?
No wonder so many Americans are convinced that the Iranian government is morally inferior to the U.S. government.