The long journey of Iranian people towards freedom and independence will only end when they bid farewell to the reformists who have every interest in preserving this regime which survives by moving the country from one crisis to another. Boycotting the election would be a first step.
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.
Five major figures in Iran's reform movement issued a manifesto Sunday, Jan. 3, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the abolition of clerical control of the voting system and candidate selection.
Moussavi courageously denounced the "show trials" and "torture" in Iran but his calls for reform can probably only be achieved by the regime's collapse, which is what the trials are designed to forestall.