President Mahmoud Amadinejad has denied the existence of the Holocaust, and now he has to attempt to deny the probability of his defeat in the upcoming election. Shades of unshaven looking Richard Nixon confronting John Kennedy, supporters of Ahamdinejad have urged him to hire a makeup artist who can make him look less grim and angry. Recent polls show the president losing in the election to moderate Mir Hossein Mousavi and some conservatives have urged Ahmadinejad to drop out of the race rather than suffer a possible crushing defeat. The unnamed fundamentalists have advised the president to “take the courageous decision” and save the conservative movement.
Hopefully, the people of Iran recognize their historic opportunity to forge positive relations with the world and enter a path of economic prosperity and political leadership in the region.