More dissent in Iran, this time at the top of the ranks:
Iran’s ex-president Mohammad Khatami has made a rare criticism of successor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying inflation was a growing problem which government statistics were attempting to conceal, the press reported on Monday.
The reformist Khamati has until now refrained from commenting on Ahmadinejad’s policies since he left office in 2005, but his stinging attack comes amid intense manoeuvring ahead of parliamentary elections in March.
“Inflation exists in society… every single person in society says that it exists and ordinary people feel it every time they purchase something,” Khatami was quoted as saying by the economic daily Sarmayeh.
As I commented last night over at OP-FOR:
The Iranians are begging us to attack them. Therefore, we shouldn’t. If Tehran warned us not to wear pink tutus, I’d take the whole family down to the next big sale at the local Ballet Supply Warehouse.
For at least now, let them tear themselves apart.