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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iraq on Iran

From Time:

Iraqis know it makes no difference who becomes President of Iran. Iraqis know from long experience that their neighbor — and historic enemy — is ruled not by its politicians but by its clergy. Although President Ahmadinejad gets plenty of press, even Iraqis with no interest in politics will tell you that the man who really matters in Tehran is Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei. So the allegation that the election was rigged for Ahmadinejad doesn't raise too many eyebrows in Baghdad. "It was never about who the Iranian people want. It was always about who Khamenei wants," says a senior Iraqi official who asked not to be named. "Khamenei chose Ahmadinejad: So what?"

link: What Iraqis Think About Iran's Election Turmoil - TIME


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