On Twitter CNN’s Jack Cafferty wonders, “Can protesters ever prevail in a country like Iran?” The simple answer is yes. I am sure because it’s happened before.
I am no Iran expert, but it’s dangerous to think the current protesters want anything more than to remove Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Even they think he’s nuts. Though Ahmadinejad is loud and the Iranian leader most seen by the west the real power is vested in religious leaders, specifically The Supreme Leader of Iran: Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The current Iranian opposition, the folks who probably had the election stolen from them, support this Islamic government. That’s important to note.
What is happening in Iran is simultaneously interesting and scary. We have to be careful not to think it’s something it really isn’t.