Their question is Where is my vote? This is what the signs they are holding say in both Farsi and English. This election has afforded them a world stage to look across the border to the West, towards free Iraq, a people only a border away, a conveniently symbolic direction, and ask: Why not us too? It cant be lost on Iranians that their own country's government did everything it could to discourage or cut short the new political freedom the Iraqis are now enjoying. That is a big part of the reason that their signs are also written in English. It's an appeal to the country which has clearly worked for democracy in their region. They are speaking directly to America, as brothers and sisters in in their hope for democracy. The desperation of the Mullas and Ahmadinejad is revealed by the fact that some of the "Militia" are Arab speakers, unable to speak Farsi (per WSJ article 19-June-09 "The Fear is Gone"), all the while in Iraq a judge recently found illegal a law that deprived an Iraqi citizen of his legal rights. That is what the rule of law is supposed to do. But it could easily be said that whats happening in Iran right now is a direct result of the freedom in Iraq. We can pretty conclusively say that it would not be happening now, except for that. The change of Iran into a true democracy would also help us in a moral victory in Afghanistan over the Taliban, and everywhere over the Al Qaeda; who knows, even Pakistan would eventually be favorably influenced. All at once wed have a tier of democracies, hopefully, soon stable across the region. The whole region from Turkey to India might be consolidated as democracies. What a remarkable legacy that would be for an American President, starting with President Bush, and fostered to completion by President Obama. Map of the region from Turkey to India Connecting the dots .