We may begin to see more pieces in the left-wing media about reformist potential in Iran. Here's one in the Guardian today. They're trying to allay fears about Ahmadinejad. But they may also be onto something. Few doubt that Persians as a whole are often pro-Western and chafing at the constraints the mullahs place on ordinary life. The attempt to organize a democratic alternative to Ahmadinejad next year may not be hopeless if some elements in the elite support it.
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