September 24th, 2007


Ay baba, chist??

Guh. Bad enough to have Bush as the representative of the USA abroad, but I also get Ahmadinejahd as the representative of Iran abroad. Please do not in any way think that his views are representative of Iranian views in general.

It is always important to remember that the government of a country and the people of a country are entirely different entities. Their governments may not play nice together, but American people and Iranian people can and do (I'm living proof). I just wish we all had more opportunity to interact with one another.

I still want to go to Iran one day. It's gorgeous there, and I have so many relatives I've either never met or haven't seen in ages. I last saw my grandma when I was ten, she's got a couple of years left at best thanks to Parkinson's and a stroke, and that makes me very sad to think about. Despite distances, my Iranian family has been closer and more loving than my American family ever has been. It's been all kinds of fun, worrying about them in the midst of Bush's little revenge spree, and his meddling in political situations he doesn't understand and can't ever hope to.