BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iranian leader ‘orders dismissal’
This shows clearly who is pulling the strings (and what an asshole he is). But it also raises the possibility of finding some sympathy for Ahmadinejad as being forced into a higher level of extremism than he actually wants. Particularly interesting is the observation that “the rift between the ayatollah and Mr Ahmadinejad comes at a precarious time for the president ..(who).. needs hardline support against the reformist opposition who continue to maintain that his re-election was fraudulent”
Is there any chance that this might drive Ahmanadinejad to an accommodation with Rasfanjani which might give him the strength to lead the whatsit council to dump the obnoxious SL?