Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Iran elections, Hope, Change

For many years, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has presented the face of Iran to the world. That scowling, embittered face is little more than a pasteboard mask. The two clips from Christiane Amanpour of CNN below, not seen much here on American television, show the slumbering reality that lies beneath the mask. They show young Iranians, protesting against the grey beards and the socialist, command economy. This is the Iranian street:

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