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Monday, June 13, 2005

Short tight Islamic gear

Iran is holding elections this Friday, but of course they won't count as democracy because they're not being run by the US military.

WIIIAI found this picture

to go with this article:
Leading the election field so far, according to local polls, is Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 70, the former President and de facto number two in the complex Iranian power structure.Though critics accuse him of corruption and point to the murder of numerous dissidents during his tenure, Mr Rafsanjani has reinvented himself, attracting the high-society set of north Tehran with beautiful girls on rollerblades handing out posters wearing short tight Islamic gear, and securing the working-class vote with the promise of economic growth. Though he has, in the past, called President Bush a “bird-brained dinosaur”, Mr Rafsanjani also hints of a rapprochement with America.
Hopefully, Mr. Rafsanjani, calling Bush a "bird-brained dinosaur" will eventually be the key to rapproachment. More people here finally seem to be catching on.