Skip to comments.Iran's President Ahmadinejad Could Face Impeachment
Posted on 06/25/2011 7:04:50 PM PDT by nuconvert
In a single day earlier this week, the Iranian parliament dealt three blows to the presidency of Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who has become a political punching bag as the result of a continuing power struggle with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The battle has heated up over Ahmadinejads repeated attempts to make inroads into Khameneis spheres of influence.
Ahmadinejad and his entourage, which counts among its ranks former Revolutionary Guard members who fought in the Iran-Iraq War, are under attack from Khameneis camp, comprising senior clerics, conservative politicians and rival Revolutionary Guard commanders.
On June 21, the parliament launched impeachment proceedings against Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi over the appointment of his deputy, Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, who was forced to resign after just three days on the job. Malekzadeh was arrested on corruption charges on June 23.
The parliament then rejected Hamid Sajjadi, Ahmadinejads nominee for the newly created Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry, due to his lack of experience.
The parliament also vetoed Ahmadinejads decision to merge the Oil Ministry with the Industry Ministry.
As if that triple blow were not humiliation enough, lawmakers booed a colleague who attempted to escort Ahmadinejad to the door of the parliamentary chamber, driving the hapless deputy back to this seat.
That was a stark contrast to the picture just a few months ago, when Ahmadinejad was routinely surrounded by crowds of lawmakers eager to seek his opinion during his visits to the legislature.
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Moose power... this has to be pretty vicious if Dinner Jacket is not radical enough for them.
Jung-Il, Gadhafi, Chavez, Ahmadinejad, Castro... gotta go in order to make way for the Anti-Christ.
Why--was he born in Kenya?
Maybe they're going to strap Ahmadinejad's ass to a rocket and send him up. Then say:
"Oops, natural mistake".