As I was writing the preceding post about Iran, it occurred to me that, as far as I know, Iran’s Mullahs actually live the personally austere life their extreme religion demands. (We don’t hear about Uday-like pleasure palaces, for example.) I wonder, though, if that’s really true. It’s such a sealed society that we don’t know what’s going on, and I’m sure the Iranian people don’t.
Wouldn’t it be useful, though, if the West could expose the leader in some sort of scandal? The ordinary Western scandals, of course, won’t work, considering the fact that those acts we consider to be vices (torturing people, engaging in polygamy, having sex with children, practicing bestiality with animals other than dogs, etc.) are concepts the Iranian leaders embrace and even boast about. What we need are images (real? photoshopped? I don’t care) of the Mullahs swilling Jack Daniels while petting dogs. That should knock ’em out of office.