Well, Khomeini and other top clerics may have said many things, but many didn't believe them because of the way mullahs are and lying and cheating is in their DNA and way of thinking. Mullah culture promotes and thrives on "mob mentality". Seemingly intellectual people lose their reason and accountability when they listen to the incantations of the mullahs from the pulpit. And the problem has been in the perception of Islam by Muslims that may have viewed the clergy as the custodians of their religion. It appears that to large extent this is no longer the case. For the most part, most have either lost their faith in anything remotely divine as they associate it with the machinations of the mullahs, or have fallen away from Islam and secretly practice other religions; and the ones that still relate to Islam, likely don't with the mullahs. This is why it appears that the jig is up for them. The only thing that keeps them in power is their multi-layered security apparatus that has everyone spying on each other. As was the case in the recent uprising, once it begins to unravel, it will unravel rather quickly. After the Islamic republic fiasco, a secular government is a foregone conclusion. Which brings me to a question. How exactly is the form of governance in Scandinavian countries, can you elaborate and mention its strengths and shortcoming as far as you see?