He had nothing meaningful to say, but his words nevertheless were very revealing. They revealed the reality behind the beautiful but empty words. He started his speech the same way again, tried to use some of the "speech among student" sentences that he never uses elsewhere and that he thought would again win him some sympathy. Like the "bold" assertion that if the people do not want it, even a real islamic system would be illegitimate...however after being confronted by real (and just IMHO) accusations he finally spoke his true belifes: "I didn't retreat when this regime that I believe in was in danger..." Obviously those who still have faith in him are incapable to see such blatant contradictions. He also started using the terminology of the leader with the "enemies" here and "enemies" there and that of the socalled hardliners by calling the students "young and therefore ignorant... [more at the permalink of the entry above]
BTW, here are you can view some excerpts of that session: Video The link: http://www.memritv.org/
Permanent link: Video
Thank you, AIS, for the video link. At last you proved useful. ;)
Khatami's visit was useful and productive in one way: the world saw our friends don't buy his words anymore. Khatami used to be supported by 70% of iranian voters and now after 8 years nothing is left from all that support. No popular Mullahs anymore....
Dec 08 - Jan 19 and there is nothing from you brilliant thinkers? C'mon, FToI needs some pure nordic blood to stay alive. C'monnnnnnn. O my, you are not dead yet.
I agree: I don't know what Khatami meant when he said that the we "are the nation's enemy": The student was right to focus all the blame on Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati: How he became so powerful that he can overule Ayatollah Khamenei is very confusing. Who can stand up to Jannati? - I think this is the job of the Interior Ministry : they should include all the candidates he disqualifies and dare the security forces to prevent them from doing so. I think Masoumeh Ebtekar would make a good replacement for Khatami.
Another example of the pile of filth we voted to power in 1376: LINK
May Iran once more stand up and speak her truth, and may the MUllahs vanish into thin air so that democracy may take over and sale this big ship that we Iranians are on into a brighter future