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Friday, June 12, 2009

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia

and the Iranian supreme leader has always been more powerful that the Iranian president.

I am exited about the Iranian election, the last intrade contract which will pay $1 if Ahmedinijad wins, traded at 20 cents.

Now I am not a betting person. However, the Iranian presidential campaign has already achieved a miracle -- Elliot Abrams just wrote the truth

Iran doesn’t hold elections for supreme leader — Ayatollah Ali Khameini will hold that post for the indefinite future — and the failed presidency of Mohammad Khatami from 1997 to 2005 reminds us that the power of a putative reformist is illusory.

All via Mark Kleiman who notes how proud big brother would be of Elliot's doubleplusgood blackwhite but chose a boring title for his post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

June 12, 2009

(Small) Interest Rate Increases Are Good News, Not Bad News (Washington Post Crashed-and-Burned-and-Smoking Watch)

The Berkeley academic's, supposed liberal's, reign of terror continues. Beyond all self-control, the need is to destroy another paper. Not to criticize, but to destroy.