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.
Labels: Election, Iran