For those of us who remain oceans and continents away from our loved ones, we are forced to live with the fact that our family members at Camp Ashraf are being used as human bargaining chips, mere pawns in the global game of Realpolitik.
Even if the MEK were to be believed in its latest PR push, the reality is that they are currently on the terrorist list and, as a result, they must be subject to U.S. terrorism laws. Simply put, the laws must be enforced -- without exception.
President Obama prudently highlighted the face-off between the Iranian people and the regime on Friday. He now has the opportunity to complement his wisdom with courage by standing firmly on the right side of the fence.
Politically, lifting the MEK ban is the right thing to do at a time when millions in Iran are demanding regime change. No excuses now, Madam Secretary. Please deliver on your promised policy of change.
The enemy of our enemy should be our friend, but the U.S. State Department persists in keeping the the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, the largest Iranian anti-mullah organization, on the List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
The hunger strike of more than two dozen Iranian-Americans came to a close Thursday with the news that 36 Iranian dissidents forcibly taken by Iraqi forces had been allowed to return to their enclave north of Baghdad.