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View Diary: IRAN: Time for a Bit of Analysis (290 comments)

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  •  Well, to be fair (4+ / 0-)

    the news side (Bill Keller) is separate from the editorial side (Andrew Rosenthal).  It's not necessarily surprising that they're not consistent.

    •  true, but the comment specifically cited editors (1+ / 0-)
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      which I thought was strange.

      The story describes Ahmadinejad as a "shrewd and ruthless front man," and quotes "one well-connected Iranian" as saying, "This will change the face of the Islamic Republic forever. Ahmadinejad will claim an absolute mandate, meaning he has no need to compromise." I think it's a bit weird to read that as salivating over executive power!

      Your point is well taken regardless.

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