Monday, June 20, 2005

In Friday's article for Slate discussing the possible outcomes of the Iranian election, I got two things right. I wrote, "The favorite to replace Khatami is Rafsanjani, the man who preceded him," which as of today is still true. More importantly I correctly wrote that Iran's polls are "wildly unreliable."

Alas, I got just about everything else wrong. This sentence, in particular, stands out: "If U.S. pressure has pushed Iran's leaders to make the election even slightly more free, it's a small victory for supporters of democracy."

I think I take that back after reading this AP story..

Update: Not over yet.


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