ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


We must adopt the Iranian model of government immediately by mattsteinglass
February 6, 2009, 1:50 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Reading Roger Cohen’s op-ed today I learn that:

I asked Mohsen Rezai, the former commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and secretary of one of its highest state organs, the Expediency Discernment Council

Whoa! Stop right there. Iran has an “Expediency Discernment Council”? That is the greatest organ of state ever by such a wide margin as to brook no comparison. I mean, what government job could possibly be better than being the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council? Say the head of the Senate Finance Committee comes to you: “We’re moving a bill to cut credit card executives’ income taxes and allow them to arbitrarily raise the interest on overdue balances by one pound of flesh…” You stop him: “Absolutely not! No such bill can be proposed! The council has discerned that it is — inexpedient!”

I’m not saying I’d kill for a job like that. But I certainly might be willing to take some hostages.

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