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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Interpreting the Miracle

Bill Keller writes:

Iranians are generally united in viewing the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to another four-year term as a miracle. Some believe it in the literal sense that the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seemed to intend when he said “the miraculous hand of God” was at work. Others believe it in the sense that they see no earthly explanation why an incumbent who presided over worsening inflation, unemployment and isolation would draw more than seven million more votes than in his first victory.

link: Reporter's Notebook - Innocent Googling? No Such Thing in Tehran -


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