Thanksgiving Is Ruined
August 11, 2009
Everything looked clumsy and improvised in the days after the vote: the top-down way the outrageous results were announced; Khamenei's appeal to Ahmadinejad to be the president of all Iranians, followed immediately by a radically polarizing speech from his disciple dismissing all those who didn't vote for him as hooligans worthless as "dust" . . .
from Roger Cohen's "Iran: The Tragedy & the Future," here (NYRB, 8/13/09)