April 7, 2007 — Over the last two weeks, bloggers have been rare voices of public dissent inside Iran, criticizing their government's seizure of the 15 British soldiers. Much of their criticism centered on the negative impact they feared this episode would have on Iran's reputation in the world.
"Why is Iran losing its case in international public opinion and why doesn't the Iranian government care about this?" one blogger asked at http://viewfromiran.blogspot.com.
Another blogger, at http://persianperspective.wordpress.com/ , in an entry entitled "Things you HAVE TO know about Iran," directed his message specifically to Americans, writing, "Ahmadinejad for all of his rhetoric only represents one of many circles of power … the Iranian leadership is not insane."
There's hope for them yet.