Iranian Election Reaction

Here's a quick roundup of Iranian blog reaction to the fundamentalist victory in Friday's Iranian Presidential election:

Hoder notes that Rafsanjani “was beaten by the outcome of his policies.” In the same post, he outlines some strategies that the reformist movement would do well to adopt if they want to spread their message.

Mr.Behi has his take on what the election means: “See who is coming, a hard line conservative, who makes it humiliating to be Iranian. … Ahmadi Nejad is surfing on the sear of poverty and in absence of many of reform supporters.”

Under Underground takes a fatalistic view of the election results, saying that for better or worse, Ahmadinejad is now the President of Iran; he just hopes that the new president doesn’t screw it up…

Iranian Diaries explains how the mullahs played the election game like a fiddle: “Now I am almost sure that all the presidential election game in Iran was really a game to show it to the world.”

Thanks for the boycott: Another Irani Online thanks those in the overseas Iranian community for not voting and wonders when next they’ll be back home to reap the result of their efforts…

The Brooding Persian notes that “Our Iranian Blogistan is utterly depressed/depressing. Most posts oscillate between angry insults hurled at those of us who boycotted or the 17 some odd millions who’ve voted for the new President and/or feeling sorry for having voted for that murderer-millionaire Rafsanjani.” He also points out that “one of our more prominent writers characterizes this seminal event so memorably as the victory of ignorance over injustice!”

And finally, Iranian Truth finds the lighter side: “I guarantee Bush will never mention Ahmadinejad by his name simply because he won’t be able to.”

There'll be more coverage of further reaction in Monday's Global Blog Roundup.

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