Life for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has not been very peaceful since he assumed office. Initially, thousands protested against what they believed to be a stolen election and the result was chaos in the streets and people beaten, thrown in prison or killed. Yesterday, the Iranian Parliament voted to impeach his Labor Minister on charges of fraud. This is the ninth member of his Cabinet to be thrown out of office. The former head of Iran’s central bank was found in possession while in Germany of a check for $71 million. I assume that was money to cover lunch.
Ahmadinejad has angered the Ayatollah Khamenei who apparently thinks his former protege now seeks to create his own power structure that would not be subject to control by clerics. Off in the distance is Ali Laranji, speaker of the Parliament, who apparently has ideas about becoming president.
It makes one happy knowning that Iranians have the same sort of corrupt people in their legislature as we do in America.