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Friday, June 24, 2005
Conservative mayor wins Iranian presidential election.

The Mayor of Tehran has won the election. Touted as a hard-line conservative, some fear that Iran may return to the strict rules in effect before 1979 when Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was ousted and the ayatollah's came to power. I believe that Iran needs to get back into shape before Ayatollah Khomeini makes an irreparable mistake and the Iranian people have to suffer as a result. Along those lines, think about Iraq.

In the days of the Shah (think "king" or "emperor"), Iran was a pro-west, autocratic nation. Now, under the rule of Khomeini, well, you see the state of Iran today. The people are crying out to the world to deliver democracy. A 66% vote gave the election to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and I think that according to newly read information, Ahmadinejad is not the one to whip Iran into presentable shape. He has vowed to continue the nuclear program and calls it a 'peaceful' one. It is a front for building atomic weapons. He is blatantly a puppet for the ayatollah's. That is a shame and the Iranian people may have to save democracy for another day.

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