Thursday, July 22, 2004

Iran's conservative-dominated Parliament approved a draft bill Tuesday that would allow abortion in the first four months of pregnancy if the woman's life is in danger or the fetus is malformed.
Why would the Mad Mullahs start getting liberal right now? Fear, pure and simple. They've heard Our Noble Leader promising to investigate whether they helped the 9-11 highjackers. Knowing the low standard of proof required by his number two for links to those terrorists, they think their preemption is planned. Of course they're right, but not until after the re-selection in November (December at the outside). They aren't foolish enough to believe that their regime change could be deterred by getting liberals on their side with this jump to the left. No, they are trying to impress a target that George might actually listen to. Isn't it striking how similar their new law is to the position on this issue of former President 41?

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