He did nothing. And there was so much we could have done. Instead, he aided and abetted the mullahcracy, providing them much-needed cover while they nuked up.
Millions marched and a year later ........ a deadly quiet hangs over Iran and the world.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards cash in after a year of suppressing dissent Telegraph hat tip Armaros
Iran's hardline Revolutionary Guards have been rewarded with multi-billion dollar business contracts as payback for helping to suppress the mass protests that convulsed the country a year ago.
In return for standing by him in the bloody crackdown that saw thousands arrested and up to 100 people killed, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has awarded a series of lucrative oil and gas deals to Guards-owned front companies.
The deal will hugely boost the power of the group, a paramilitary outfit that sees itself as the ultimate defenders of the country's Islamic revolution, and lessens the chances of any kind of compromise with Iran's reformist challengers.