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Only 1 Person's Vote Counts in Iran
By Micah Halpern

Sunday June 14, 2009

I've Been Thinking:

I shouted it as loud as I could, but it still wasn't loud enough.
Iran is not a democracy even though it is using the language of democracy.
Iran is not a democracy even though there were polling stations and people voted.
Iran is not a democracy.

On Saturday, The Supreme Leader the Grand Ayatollah made his decision.
On national television the Grand Ayatollah said that Iranians should throw their support behind Ahmadinejad.
He also called for calm.
He described the results as "divinely produced."
He was telling Iranians that the decision could not be challenged.

Yes, there is a risk of more civil unrest and violence in Iran especially as it becomes clear to gullible and naive voters that the fix was on from the beginning. But the statement of the Grand Ayatollah went a long way in reducing the tension among all but the most highly motivated, angered and frustrated dissenters. Those who persist in their opposition to the decision made by the Grand Ayatollah are taking their lives and the lives of their loved ones in their hands.

Why and how people actually believed that this could ever be a democratic election still befuddles me.

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