it has become a naked dictatorship, losing the facade of the Islamic and democratic political ideals that are important to it.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/07/ ... cnnSTCText
The Iranian people were willing to tolerate a theocracy despite the fact that they really wanted a democracy. At least in previous Presidential elections, no one ever accused the regime of miscounting the votes. But now, Khamanei and Ahmadinejad have returned them to dictatorship, and I've read that Khamanei is even maneuvering to have his son succeed him. It took the Iranians 26 years to overthrow their last dictatorship, but I have a hunch that it won't take that long this time. Khamenei obviously never heard the axiom that those who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.