Letter: The Message in Their Smiles

To the Editor:

I couldn’t suppress a chuckle upon viewing the Nov. 5 Associated Press photo of Iranian schoolgirls showing off their painted hands during an anti-American rally in Tehran. I didn’t see a brainwashed “Death to America” in their smiling faces. More like the universal, “Yippee, a day off from school!” I can’t read Farsi, but I gotta believe a “Hi Mom!” is in there somewhere.

Jim Lacombe