September 6, 2006


Making sense of Ahmadinejad (Amir Taheri, 9/05/06, THE JERUSALEM POST)

Doubts about the wisdom of Ahmadinejad's defiant posture, initially voiced by the anti-regime opposition at home and abroad, are now spreading to factions within the Khomeinist regime itself. One example is an article by Mostafa Tajzadeh, a former deputy interior minister and advisor to former president Muhammad Khatami. The article, published by an online newspaper owned by former president Hashemi Rafsanjani, warns that the Islamic Republic may be courting diplomatic isolation and possible UN sanctions solely because the new radical administration wishes to cultivate a macho image at home and abroad.

The best US policy is to further isolate Ahmedinejad within Iran.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2006 12:00 AM

UN sanctions.....whoooo!

Not very likely.

Ahmadinejad just reamed Kofi and I don't think he cares a fig for the UN. Neither does Khameini, of course.

And just today, President Nutjob announced that he was purging faculties of all "liberal" influences. Book burning is next, for sure.

There will be no election in 2009. You see, the choice of the President has been validated by his great fulfillment of the office and by the newfound power he has given the state (!).

The clerics better have good private armies. The night of the long knives is coming.

Our best policy is to persuade Khameini to kill him.

Posted by: jim hamlen at September 6, 2006 12:32 AM

purging faculties of all "liberal" influences

Can we do that too?

Posted by: YCW at September 6, 2006 7:54 AM

Khamenei does, which is why Ahmedinejad's out there alone.

Posted by: oj at September 6, 2006 8:19 AM

"The best US policy is to further isolate Ahmedinejad within Iran"

A coffin is pretty isolating.

Posted by: lebeaux at September 6, 2006 10:35 AM