Monday, December 18, 2006

Good News from Iran

So Bush wants to "spread democracy" to Iran?

Well, it's too late for that...
The Iranian people are taking care of it on their own!

So far, with early reults coming in from Friday's local elections, it looks like the Iranian people have had enough of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's crazy antics!

From the BBC:

On a turnout of 60%, the big winners seem to be moderate conservatives, while reformists have made a comeback after three poor election showings.

Moderate former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani sealed a landslide win for a seat on the Assembly of Experts.

Oh yes, I found this encouraging:

BBC Iran affairs analyst Sadeq Saba says the message is loud and clear and is likely to increase pressure on President Ahmadinejad to change his policies.

Reformists hailed the early results. The Islamic Iran Participation Front said: "It is a big 'no' to the government's authoritarian and inefficient methods."

The biggest winner, our correspondent says, is Mr Rafsanjani, who was defeated by Mr Ahmadinejad in the 2005 presidential elections.

OK, so Rafsanjani and his cohorts may not be perfect. Still, at this point, he's looking a whole lot better than Mr. Holocaust Denier right now! And hopefully, now that the Iranian voters seem to be handling Ahmadinejad quite well on their own right now, this will throw some more water on the flames that Bush & CO. are trying to spread as they are hungering for another war.

Thank you, Iranian voters...
You not only helped yourselves, but you may end up helping us as well. : )

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