So the Islamic Republic has freed Roxana Saberi. Everything about this sniffs up visions of Alice in Wonderland and the Marx Brothers. Alice being Roxana. Things aren't always what they seem. Spy or Stringer? Journalist or Fabulist? A bit of all four? Her press credentials expired long ago, so why was she there? Down the rabbit-hole Alice went. Makes about as much sense as the Mad Hatter's tea party. Off with her head? Apparently not.
As for Freedonia, who is in charge? President Rufus T. Firefly Mahmoud Ahmadinejad محمود احمدی نژاد
is running for re-election. Nuff said.
Still, Roxana's out. Despite her motives, the backstory, crazy intrigue, she's a journalist. Journalism may be dying, but we need to keep reporters alive. The last intrepid souls...like Danny Pearl (click for Georgetown Pearl Project) or the writers, editors and photographers murdered in Mexico exposing the drug gangs, or the reporters tortured in Zimbabwe or shunned in China for telling the truth. Even Alice had a little nobility and lot of pluck. Sometimes that'll overshadow stupidity. As for Iran, Lord knows...