We Might Actually Get Rid of This Ahmadinejad Character

Over the last few years we've come to know Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, as an opponent of human rights, troublemaker in Iraq, campus rabble-rouser, and spasmodic orator.This Friday, when Iran elects a new president, we might actually get rid of him. The latest polls show he's in the lead against the more moderate challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi by a margin of 34 percent to 14 percent, but it's hard to know how trustworthy those numbers are. What's clear is that tons of young, tech-savvy, liberal Iranians are excited about Mousavi (and are courageously demonstrating that excitement in the streets) and turnout is expected to be very high.It might be a long shot, but if Mousavi wins things will better for women in Iran and Jon Stewart can finally stop tripping over Ahmadinejad's name (the material's old and it's not that hard to say anyway).