Dissidents Of The World

Something about these dissidents in the picture is inspiring and moving for me. They are courageous and brave. Each one of these dissidents are fighting for justice and equality for their people. That inspires, moves and touches me and they deserve our prayers and support.
On Governors Island President Bush and first lady Laura Bush yesterday hosted a lunch for political dissidents where they discussed how to advance the freedom agenda, the protection of human rights, and the dignity of all people. The attendees included, left to right, the head of the Other Russia Coalition, Garry Kasparov; the chairman of the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies, Natan Sharansky; a special envoy of the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari; a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, Xu Wenli; a member of the European Parliament from Lithuania, Vytautas Landsbergis; the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, Her Excellency Zainab Hawa Bangura; the honorary chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada), Alexander Kozulin; President Bush; Laura Bush; U Kovida of Burma; the president of Fighters for Free North Korea, Sang Hak Park; a journalist of Cuba, Omar Pernet Hernandez; the chairman and CEO of Radio Caracas Television, Marcel Granier; the director of international relations for Movement for Justice & Development in Syria, Ausama Monajed; the wife of Ayman Nour, Gameela Ismail, and Secretary of State Rice. At the United Nations, Bush said: ‘We must stand united.’

hmmm, Where is Iranian opposition leader? Where is Saudi Arabia's opposition Leader? Do they have one?


Great Men or Women

This line has been in my mind lately:

Shakespeare has a line about some men being born great, some men achieving greatness and others having greatness thrust upon them.