I think democracy in Iran is important to both the U.S. & Iran - but more so in Iran.
The Iranian people need and deserve more freedoms than what they've had. For 30 years, the Iranians have had their freedoms and their country limited/restricted by some those in charge. You can't dance in the streets, because it's against the law. You can't convert to another religion if you're Muslim, because it's against the law. Women have to cover their hair with hejabs, because if they don't - it's against the law...These are *simple*, *basic* rights that these people should have - but don't! I think the Iranians need to free themselves from these and other repressions - so that their country and their people can progress!
I also think that Iran is getting more attention on the international front - like someone else here mentioned - due to certain issues that have been present there. (The "nuclear issue" has been a *HUGE* spotlight and attention-grabber obviously - but I also think that what "Ahmedi" has said has also raised a number of eyebrows!)
I, personally, would *LOVE* to see positive and successful relations for our two countries! (After all, it's a been a loooong 30 years since we've officially been friends!) And honestly - I personally could not care about the oil! (We all need to move away from oil, I think - and become more eco-friendly/fuel efficient/alternative fuel for the sake of our earth/environment...Besides, oil usually causes too many problems anyways - why do we all need to keep fighting wars in the name of oil?!...It just does not make any sense!)
I know that this is ultimately going to have to be a battle that the Iranian people will have to fight and win - but I feel horrible and sickened by the fact that the common civilian is not even allowed to carry anything to defend themselves with, especially when they come under the attack of the Revolutionary Guard and/or basij!!! (I have seen far too many videos of the police/basij beating innocent civilians - women and the elderly - for absolutely no reason whatsoever! Obviously, there is a serious misuse/abuse of power! I feel so bad for these poor people - they don't deserve to beaten like that! They are not dogs - they are human beings and deserve to be treated as such!)
I wish there is something America could do to help the people of Iran! All we can do is support you, though - which, a lot of us have already been doing!
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! May Mousavi and the Iranian people triumph! America supports the Iranian people and their rights to freedoms!