Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Iranian leader calls election opponent "flip-flopper."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has labelled his opponent Johan Kerrij a flip-flopper as the upccoming Iranian presidential elections intensify ahead of the June 12th vote. Ahmadinejad, though popular with conservatives, is loathed by more progressive elements within his country. His recent sabre-rattling on the global front is viewed as a means to keep the electorate focused on national security issues, where he is viewed as a "strong leader" by many Iranians, still edgy from the US invasion of neighbouring Iraq. The Iranian president is often described by detractors as an intellectual lightweight, unable to view the complexities of the world beyond a black-and-white prism, but he has managed to use this to his advantage presenting a common "folksy" touch and portraying opponent Kerrij as an elitist and flip-flopper.

Surely the Iranians won't re-elect this guy? I mean who would fall for something that transparently stupid?

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