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Ahmadinejad on the way out?

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We in the west often see Iran as monolithically conservative, and Ahmadinejad as the Iranian’s champion. Truth is, he represents Iran accurately even less than Mr. Bush’s views are typical of every American. Iran is a big, diverse country with the ultra-right currently, but likely not permanently, in power.And if the USA remains belligerent toward Iran, which faction of Iranian society will gain strength? Probably the ones most anti-American. That’s a large part of how we got to where we are today. Let’s hope for a bigger vision this time around.

Thanks to Munaeem for this link.

clipped from www.guardian.co.uk
A grand coalition of anti-government forces is planning a second Iranian revolution via the ballot box to deny President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad another term in office and break the grip of what they call the “militia state” on public life and personal freedom….
…opposition spokesmen say their broader objective is to bring down the fundamentalist regime by democratic means, transform Iran into a “normal country”, and obviate the need for any military or other US and western intervention….
The movement amounts to the clearest sign yet within Iran that the country is by no means unified behind a president who has led it into confrontation with the west over the nuclear issue, while presiding over economic decline at home.

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Written by Monte

April 30, 2007 at 4:49 pm

Posted in Iran, Politics, Religion

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  1. hi Monty,
    thanks for the kind words (by the way, the link you sent me didn’t work). I subscribed to your blog as well.

    Justin

    Justin

    May 1, 2007 at 11:22 am

  2. Ahmadinejad appears to have worn out his welcome with the political powers-that-be in Iran, but is still popular with some of the people (even though he has not followed through on economic commitments). It will be interesting to see what will happen.

    Doug

    May 1, 2007 at 4:57 am

  3. I think the problem there is that Ahmadinejad is more of a spokeperson. The power of the Iranian government lies in the hands of Ali Khamenei.

    thenamelessone

    April 30, 2007 at 5:33 pm

  4. interesting monte. I wrote about the Iranian president as well in one of my recent posts. It appears that he seems to keep gaining popularity (probably for the reasons you mentioned)

    http://politicsandreligion.wordpress.com

    Justin

    April 30, 2007 at 5:07 pm


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