May 29, 2008

HINTS AT SHIFT?:

Rise of Ahmadinejad rival hints at a shift in Iran (Nazila Fathi and Graham Bowley, May 29, 2008, IHT)

The election of a rival to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as speaker of the Iranian Parliament is a strong signal of growing impatience with the president's economic policies and a possible sign of a political shift in the country.

You need to be truly expert in foreign policy to not realize the shift occurred when he got elected and Ayatollah Khamenei put Rafsanjani in position to ride herd.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 29, 2008 2:09 PM
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