Iranian Parliament Urges Reform on Unreformable Ayatollahs

In Iran the Parliament has about the same power as a student coucil in a US high school. The ayatollahs still make the rules. It is unlikely they can be brought to heel the way English kings eventually were. But, the Parliament is asserting itself at a time when the US has broken off talks with the government because of al Qaeda activity from Iran. If the leaders in the Parliament had the courage to embrace what the US is asking for, and the willingness to accept US assistance they could break the ayatollah's grip on power.

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