Internal Opposition

Iran's President Criticized Over Nuclear Issue.
Members of the Iranian Parliament criticized the president in two documents this week for his handling of the nuclear crisis and the nation’s faltering economy. Last week, two hard-line newspapers criticized Mr. Ahmadinejad for his comments about the Iranian nuclear program, saying he had complicated the matter.

It seems Iran's other leaders aren't too happy about sanctions. NYT reports:
Political and economic analysts say Iran can bear up under the sanctions as long as the price of oil does not drop too sharply.
So I note this just by the by: Oil Prices Fall Below $50 Per Barrel. Keep up that new year's walking regime, folks. Too bad about the cold snap.

In further which-President-will-be-undone-by-the-opposition-first news: Retired Generals Criticize Bush's Plan for Iraq. The story strikes me as a bit...misleading. We get a few citations of men against the new plan, concluding with:
One general warned that even a plan to start withdrawing American forces from the country carried the risk that the armed Iraqi population will step up the level of attacks. “We will be shot at as we are going out.” said Gen. Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the Army.
Umm, isn't Keane the main author of the surge strategy? Did he really testify "against" it (whatever refinements or criticisms he may have added)? Just asking.