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  •  Actually I'm speculating that bridge has already (0+ / 0-)

    been crossed. I think that Khatami is no fool, and he was derailed by hardliners as reform candidates were removed in 03. I suspect that he sought pre-approval before he announced, because he strikes me as someone who does not engage in Quixotic campaigns.

    Sure, the Supreme Leader and Council could at any time force him out or deny his candidacy, but they have political pressures to manage as well, and if they really did not want him to run, they would have kept him from making just this type of announcement.

    You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself, "How did I get here?"

    by FrankCornish on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 09:17:10 AM PST

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