Sunday, July 5, 2009

Paris Tea Dreams

Leading Clerics Defy Ayatollah on Disputed Iran Election

Ironically, this may be proof that nothing will change in Iran.

The clerics are siding with the people, securing their position of influence and power in Iranian society. Let's not forget that Mousavi is no spring chicken - his political transformation is fairly recent and his plans certainly do not include a secular government.

It's safe to say that some change is better than nothing at all - abolition of the ''moral police'', a willingness to open dialogue with foreign countries, less discrimination against women in Iran, elimination of state-run TV networks, etc. Still, I am tempted to believe that plus ça change...

This morning's Times article