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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Holy Crap!

I just assumed that the mullahs were going to throw the election to Jalili and that reform minded Iranians would stay home.

Rohani is only an improvement, not a transformative figure.  But his election does suggest that the regime backed off naked voter fraud.

This could be a big deal, if it signals a willingness of the regime (read Ayatollah Khamenei) to negotiate with the West.

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