A lawyer who doesn’t have a television asked me what I had seen or heard about the events in neighboring Iran. After doing my best at telling what I had heard on Armenian, Russian, and European news broadcasts, the lawyer said:
“It’s plain what’s going on. The West is using what is going on in Tehran, already talking about regime change, due to supposed voting irregularities. There are 18 million people in Tehran, and the news people are making it look like the end of the world, showing some video taken by cell phones?
“A question: Who really thinks George Bush was elected president in 2000? Why aren’t the politicians and news people who are acting so righteous now talking about that election, or recent ones in Armenia or Azerbaijan, for that matter?”