Iran: April 11, 2003


 The fall of Saddam Hussein had predictable, and very strange, results in Iran. The pro-reform newspapers hailed the fall of the hated Saddam. This is an attitude held by the vast majority of Iranians. But the religious and conservative papers were dismayed, and some asserted that the hated Saddam had made a deal to hand over Baghdad to the Americans. Reasons for this were not given, and not really required, as everyone knows that Saddam is evil incarnate and capable of anything. The religious conservative minority are painting themselves into a corner, but because they still show themselves willing to use violence to maintain their veto over any laws they don't like, the majority are still reluctant to assert their rights as the political majority.




Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close