Sean Penn: Let Him Stay In Iran
Timmerman implicates Iran in the deaths of hundreds of U.S. Marines in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, as have others. He also has photographic evidence of Iranian military personnel working in Iraq in support of terrorists there.
TEHRAN, Iran - A week before the Iranian presidential elections, Academy Award-winner Sean Penn was spotted among members of the press at Namaze Jumeh - the Friday prayers where chants of 'death to America' are part of the weekly routine.
Mr. Penn, who made a visit to Iraq prior to the American invasion and is openly critical of President Bush's policies in the Middle East, traveled again to the region. The press-shy Mr. Penn, who is known for his heated confrontations with paparazzi stateside, played the part of a journalist in Tehran. He appeared at public events wearing suits sans ties and mingled with members of the international press as he squatted to take notes in his work for the San Francisco Chronicle. [Here's the link to a similar, longer story in the SF Wrongicle.]
Sean Penn should be using his celebrity power (if he has any in Iran) to encourage pro-Democracy grassroots groups that want to overthrow the Mullahs. Instead, he's researching anti-Bush stories. With Iran possessing, or nearing possession of, nuclear weapons, and with the crazed Mullahs being crazy enough to use them, Penn is soundly trumping Jane Fonda's North Vietnam visit, and is now Hollywood's most reprehensible American.