“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” – Mark Twain
Carter’s infamous “Island of Stability” Speech in Tehran toast the Shah of Iran at Niavaran Palace:
President Ben Ali admonished on lack of democracy by then US President George W. Bush:
Unrests in Tunisia and the passionate reactions it has triggered in a nation often hailed as an “Island of Stability” in the Maghreb could benefit from the bitter lessons of Iran’s clumsy “Islamic” revolution in it’s legitimate struggle for Democracy.
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