In a distinctly Orwellian turn of events, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (“Mr. Sixty-Three Percent”) has pledged to investigate the death of Neda Agha-Soltan. It reminds me of O.J. Simpson’s pledge to leave no stone unturned in the search for his wife’s killer.
In a letter to judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi, Mr Ahmadinejad described Neda’s death as “suspicious,” reported the official IRNA news agency on Monday.
His letter added: “I request you to order the judicial system to seriously follow up the murder case… and identify elements behind the case and inform the people of the result,” reported IRNA.
Since Iran has already blamed the BBC for causing the unrest in Iran, what will Ahmadinejad say about the BBC’s dutiful reporting of his call for an inquiry? Does it mean that Ahmadinejad himself is a tool of BBC? Oh, what a tangled web he weaves.