Doesn’t One Good Turn Deserve Another?

Per Reuters:

Iranian authorities have pardoned 80 prisoners ahead of President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the United Nations in New York this week, Iranian media reported on Monday.

In a tentative sign that hardline policies are starting to soften following moderate conservative Rouhani’s inauguration last month, authorities freed prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and at least 10 other prisoners last week.

Rouhani’s UN trip has been advertised as a diplomatic opportunity for the US, but that’s a two-way street, right?

I’m waiting — but not holding my breath — for the announcement that US President Barack Obama will match Iran’s gesture by freeing even a few American political prisoners (Chelsea Manning, Lynne Stewart and Barrett Brown seem like ideal candidates).

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One Response to Doesn’t One Good Turn Deserve Another?

  1. sandbrownskin says:

    hahaha..funny! I would probably have a stroke, if Obomber EVER did that!

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