Maybe He's Not So Bad After All...
We have really been critical of the president of Iran recently, here at HPO. But now, it turns out we might have been wrong. Yesterday, on his official website, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iranian women would be allowed to attend soccer games. He even went as far as to guarantee them some of the best seats in the house. Sure, women in Iran can't travel without their husband's permission, or become judges, but at least they can drive and vote (unlike in Saudi Arabia). In fact, Mahmoud's police even beat up a whole bunch of women during a peaceful women's rights protest in Tehran in March.
Is it just us, or does this guy look like he's trying way too hard to look happy in every picture that shows him smiling? It's like he never smiled in his life, until he became president and received smiling lessons from some dipshit presidential aide, and the result is what you see in all the pictures.
What a disgrace.