perhaps the Iranian gov't sees the blogosphere as a way to move the country into a global society where they preserve their (state-mandated) culture model while allowing for the inevitable exchange of information. Forward-thinking individuals pretty much everywhere have to know that the 'net is here to stay so practical solutions are needed to "deal" with it.
Dick Cheney HATES it that Iran has been working on the blog and now has one.
The only possible answer is that they're too fucking stupid to see that the free exchange of ideas is a death sentence to their repressive, totalitarian way of doing things.
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