Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Iran: How To Ruin An Economy

Daniel W. Drezner: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, if left to his own devices, will succeed in running the Iranian economy into the ground." (Courtesy, PJM)

However, the Iran's Parliament is just as capricious in its persecution of... porn stars?

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill that could lead to the death penalty for persons convicted of working in the production of pornographic movies.

With a 148-5 vote in favor and four abstentions, lawmakers present at the Wednesday session of the 290-seat parliament approved that "producers of pornographic works and main elements in their production are considered corrupter of the world and could be sentenced to punishment as corrupter of the world."

Don't they have anything better to do? Iran is already busy supplying weaponry to Iraqi insurgents and terrorists, and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

As an aside, I'd like to see a domestic rally here at home... a march on Washington, even - consisting of American porn stars in support of their Iranian peers.

Think of the headlines: "Silicon Valley marches on Washington," or "Deep throat comes to D.C."

Tasteless, I know...

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