June 23, 2009
Turning Tide #2: "C'mon, Look Happy"
With the Iranian government reasserting control, several images circulated yesterday of Ahmadinejad looking presidential — or, as in the case above, at least ridiculously carefree.
What the photo — released by the Iranian Students News Agency — really conveys, however, is how much MA and the hardliners are mindful of the fact (notice guy left staring at the camera) they are bringing up the rear in a full-scale PR war.
from:Crackdowns on Protesters Drape Tehran in Silence (NYT)
(image: Alireza Sotakbar/Iranian Students News Agency, via Associated Press)
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