18 June, 2005

Iran Election Round Up

The final tally appears to be in from Iran:
Rafsanjani will face Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a run off election next Friday. Ahmadinejad, a hardline conservative and former mayor of Tehran, came out of no where to claim second place just a whisker ahead of Mehdi Karroubi, who finished a close third and has claimed "There has been bizarre interference."
Rafsanjani failed to gain over 50% of the vote, so there will have to be a second round. The people of Iran will get to chose between their former President and "pragmatic cleric", Rafsanjani and ultra conservative Ahmadinejad. "Pragmatic cleric" means he's a mullah with a website. This would be like us getting to choose between Bush and Cheney, wow, now there's democracy in action.

The people of Iran are running out of time, the longer they put up with the mullahs, the more likely Bush will do something. He has given the Iranians until late summer to throw out the mullahs. Reading quotes like "We don't need outside people to take military action to get the mullahs out. One day, we will do it ourselves". That's all well and good, but you've only got a couple of months left. "One day" better get here pretty soon, or it's watch out, here comes PNAC. (Project for the Next American Calamity).

1 comment:

beakerkin said...

I do not see intervention as likely unless full scale violence
is widespread.