Friday, June 12, 2009

Change We Should Believe In?

High hopes: Since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005, his country's economy has fallen into shambles and international ire against Iran has risen to the boiling point. Although the president has his supporters, many Iranians have become frustrated and hope for change, including the young woman above. She and other supporters of rival presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi gather during a campaign rally at Haydarniya Stadium on June 9 in Tehran. Depending on the outcome of June 12's vote, Ahmadinejad's days as president could be numbered.
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Michael Singh writing at Shadow Government:

If one of Ahmadinejad’s challengers is victorious, he should be given a blank slate, but the Iranian regime should not. The United States and its allies can ill afford any delay or slackening of pressure with the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran looming ever closer.

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Blogger Chuck said...

Gives you hope for the US, huh.

Friday, June 12, 2009 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger christian soldier said...

My acquaintances from Iran tell me that it was a wonderful country until the 'Muslim' government took over (some of them are Muslim!) the sake of their families-I hope this is a step in the "freedom" direction..

Friday, June 12, 2009 8:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ahmadinnerjacket or his replacement are nothing but the public face for the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. HE makes the final decisions for Iran. Any Iranian President will find himself jumping to that man's tune.


Saturday, June 13, 2009 1:34:00 PM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

The caption, "Since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005," should read: "Since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the Mullahs' puppet in 2005." It's more accurate that way.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:01:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I am not one of those who thinks Ahmedinejad is the same as his opponent...the people see something different and, from all accounts, it's better, more pro Western.
I'd say this is a HUGE situation and we're going to be better for it; they won't take this lying down, it's a new day in Iran no matter that the jerk's still 'in charge'.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:00:00 PM  

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