"...has refused to heed my powerfully worded warnings, I feel I have no choice but to raise the official Iranian Disaffection Meter to ‘gingerly chagrined’."[*]
"I take no pleasure in doing so, but I have been backed into a corner by the inaction of the Council. Let me say further that when I say ‘inaction’, I in no way mean to insinuate that Iranians are a lazy people. Nothing could be further from the truth."
"In fact, anyone who has seen the grainy-imaged bootleg videos from the Iranian street in recent days, can’t help but be impressed by the vigorous, spirited debate occurring among this decidedly non-sedentary people."