Ahmedinejad Going Down?
This is a bit at odds with the picture sometimes presented here that Ahmedinejad and his personal religious beliefs are in control of Iran. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I’ve seen several articles along the same lines in the last week.
Iranian lawmakers—including former supporters—have moved to impeach President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for law violations that could land him in prison. Reza Aslan reports on the bombastic leader’s flagrant missteps.
There is a joke one hears a lot in Iran these days. A foreign journalist hops into a cab. As the car careens through Tehran’s streets, they come to a clogged intersection where a brand new highway is being built. The journalist asks the driver, “What is the name of this new highway?” The cab driver proudly responds, “This is Shaheed Ahmadinejad highway,” meaning literally, “Ahmadinejad the Martyr” highway.