Thursday, January 03, 2002

IRAN UPDATE: Yet another article (this one from USA Today) about huddled masses yearning to breathe free in Iran. Hey, they're making Coke there now. The article also makes the point that all those years of "Death to America" chants are making America more popular, not less. And --why-- it's the first appearance of the Iranian Street:

''The Iranian street is much more pro-American than the Arab street,'' says Afshin Molavi, an Iranian-American and author of a forthcoming book called Persian Pilgrimages. ''The government professes to care about the Palestinians but the people don't.''

The first appearance of the Iranian Street I've noticed, anyhow. I don't think it's talking to our old buddy, the Arab Street.

AND: There's a tiny little accompanying piece in there about the new Victoria's Secret in Tehran and other things.

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