Editorial, The National | December 10, 2009
Although Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tries to rest the blame of the post-election domestic unrest on foreign powers, those protesting are not directing their chants at outsiders but at their own government. ++ Iran's youth disillusionment with the regime can no longer be denied, with voices calling for political and social reform becoming louder. ++ Ahmadinjead and his coterie of hardliners are aware that the political movement is wholly Iranian and "so must be its conclusion." ++ But, as history shows, this will not be a short-term project.