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Comment Re:The results match pre-election poll (Score 2, Informative) 512

With 400 million US "invested" beforehand in support for the "Iranian opposition"

The $400 million went to supporting groups like the Jundallah, not for reformist politicians like Mousavi and Tehrani students who like rock music and hate the moral police.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jundallah

No amount of money can buy a popular uprising. Sorry.

Comment Tricky things, lawyers. (Score 3, Insightful) 321

"since some of the very lawyers who have been representing them have been appointed to the highest echelons of the Obama DoJ."

Sometimes people just need a reminder that there is no grouping of people with less principles than Lawyers. We made the assumption that, since RIAA lawyers were hired to the DOJ, that they would find in favor of the RIAA. But it seems that lawyers are almost always megaphones for who is signing their paycheck.

And in this situation, it worked out in our favor.

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