Persia's Paradoxes

Peter Hitchens - a rabidly right-wing version of his brother - reports:

Remember, this is a country that does have elections and those elections don't always go according to plan, despite ruthless official rigging. I asked those present if they had supported Ahmadinejad in the presidential poll. All hands but one went up. Would they do so again? No hands went up. By the way, the women dominated this conversation.

On the other hand, we have this.

(Hat tip: Headline Junky.)