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The United States owes it to the Iranian people to do what it can to help. We should not see assistance to Iranians in their struggle now as an optional act of benevolence, but as an ethical responsibility.
From one of many emails received post-elecion: "President Obama: Thank you for being mindful and not wanting to meddle... But why would we write our protest signs in English if we didn't want the West's help?"
I wasn't quite sure what I felt. I was born in Iran but my family left when I was two years old. I have no memory of the country. I could never read Farsi. It was my parents who were Iranian; I was not.