What is your response to this article about Iran's politics?http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/ahmadinejad-goes-on-the-offensive/2011/11/09/gIQA5ntrON_story.html

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is a really interesting thing going on in Iran.  You have a power struggle within their regime between the clerics, who have the official power, and Ahmedinejad.

On the one hand, you have Ahmedinejad, who denies the Holocaust and wants to erase Israel from the map.  This is clearly a bad person.  But here he is going against the clerics who impose theocratic rule on Iran.  I am fascinated to see who is going to win.  In a sense, a win for Ahmedinejad would be a win for democracy in Iran since he was, at least to some extent, democratically elected.  On the other hand, he is not a force for good in the world and I would love to see him out of power.

So this is very interesting, but it is hard to know who to root for in this power struggle.

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