Believe me, I’m no political expert. I’m one of those people who isn’t a polarized zealot. I just try to “be aware” of what’s going on in the world. That all being said, the following may come across as a gross oversimplification of complex matters.
Our country, the United States, for some reason (oil, Dick Cheney, Saddam wanting to kill George Bush I, lies about WMD’s, etc.) decided to invade Iraq. Turns out, after our forced entry we weren’t exactly greeted warmly as liberators.
Flash forward to today, Iran is in turmoil. Images of Iranian protesters being abused by authorities fills the TV airwaves, as well as “the tubes,” aka the Internet.
Yet, in Iran’s case, the United States and the rest of the world seem somewhat hesitant to speak out against these atrocities, let alone to take action against them.
One country asks for nothing, our military invades. The other holds up signs (IN ENGLISH) basically pleading for help, but we’re too busy watching Jon and Kate.
If anything our country appears to be very consistent with human nature. We’re more intrigued by the girl who’s ignoring us, yet the one who wants us we know we could have, so we choose to ignore her.