Iran is struggling to come to a boil. This summer could prove to be a pivotal moment in the underground struggle to oust the mullahs.
When the Shah was ousted it simmered like this for a while, before coming into a full roiling boil. There is a whole generation of Iranians that do not remember the Shah. They only know the mullah's form of tyranny. Older adults have had a chance to see that they traded one form of tyranny for a worse one.
Despite his despotic characteristics, the Shah was able to westernize a major Islamic country. There are many today that long for that re-westernization, without the Shah, under a freely elected government. The vote in Iraq was highly instrumental, kind of like lighting the pilot light.
So I've added his blog to the roll of blogs.
The Baby Seal Seal Club has apparently been hacked and is no longer a source of insightful commentary. I've removed the link. (Dude, if you're still blogging elsewhere, let me know. Okay?)