Thursday, March 01, 2007

Ahmadinejad faces domestic criticism for tough line on Iran's nuclear program

Iran will eventually implode -- if we let it... However, if the administration has it's way, we'll escalate the rhetoric (and possibly bomb them) and incite more nationalism in a country who's populace would like to move closer to the west... not away from it.But if the Bush administration has it's way, tough talk and "more" will likely strengthen the hand of the Ayatollahs.



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2 comments:

Intellectual Insurgent said...

I think this analysis about implosion and blow-hard leaders is more appropriately applied to the US than Iran.

And I don't know what it means when you say the Iranian populace would like to move closer to the west. They had the shah who was labeled "pro-western" and the populace united to get rid of him. I am sure the populace would like freedom to be, but America is hardly the model of that principle these days.

Reign of Reason said...

From what I've read, many -- esp in Tehran - would like more western products and "comforts" ... The Rev Guard keep a tight lid on things however.

The problem is not with the Iranian people -- for the most part... but with the Ayatollahs and their enforcers.