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  1. Jabberwocky says

    It is obvious that if the Iranian gov wanted a real and untainted election they could easily allow international observers and let watchdog group step in to monitor the process. Of course, they are not interested in free and democratic elections as evidenced by this whole mess. In all probability Ahmadinejad probably won: (see http://www.newsy.com/videos/iran_elections_worth_the_fuss for differing opinions on this) but the problem is that it is apparent that the regime would not have allowed for any other result. That is the problem, that is why the government is totalitarian and that is why Obama needs to continue to condemn it.

  2. Cj says

    In all of this my heart breaks for the Iranian people that want and deserve democracy. However, I can’t help but think this: What happened here when Bush “won” the election against Gore? It was very apparent that after the votes were re-tallied that Gore was the winner. Many individuals reported electronic voting machines as producing incorrect results when attempting to vote for Gore, and let’s not forget that Bush’s brother Jeb was governor of Florida during that election or that Bush’s own campaign manager Katherine D Harris was the Florida Secretary of State. So much suspect in our OWN elections, and yet where was the world in that debacle? My point, it is interesting to note how totalitarian are own government is to its people and the world, and yet people look to us to help Iran? Sadly, it made me chuckle a bit.

  3. jimmyboyo says

    jaberwocky

    In fact there is NO evidence that ahmadine-crazy won, would have won, whatever. In fact the few polls there were in the last weeks leading up to the election show Mousavi around 54% and ahmadine-crazy at around 30 some odd%

    What it all looks like is that they never counted the votes at all. Khamenie was/is interested in setting up a dynasty with his son becoming Supreme leader after him. He is supposedly dieing of cancer. Mousavi ,with what little power the president has, being at odds whith Khamenie on many issues was not a sure thing as far as being supportive of the son replacing the father. Ahmadine-crazy as a 100% puppet /lap dog to khamanie and with his revolutionary guard connections would ensure that khamenie’s son would succede his father creating a dynasty.

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    CJ

    Gore would have won, BUT there is no comparison between bush , jeb, and rove tweaking FL and the Iranian election where not 1 single vote was ever counted and the result was chosen weeks in advance.

  4. The Phoenix says

    “those who stand up for justice are always on the right side of history.”

    LOL, Nice hypocrisy there buddy!

    Better liar and has better spin-meisters than either Clinton or Bush. It’s amazing what money will buy these days.

  5. Jim says

    It was a good question from a (supposedly) interesting and (possibly) legitimately Iranian citizen. It’s pretty disheartening that in order to get their voice to us, it needs to happen like this. So props to the HuffPo for that, but this probably wasn’t the smartest thing for the Obama administration to do right now. Funny to think about Rahm Emmanuel allegedly “grinning” at surprised journos in the first row…

    http://www.newsy.com/videos/statecraft_vs_stagecraft

  6. says

    I am old enough to remember Eisenhower saying that “people want peace so badly, that nations better step aside to let them have it””… and recall when unarmed students at Kent State, Ohio were shot and killed by the National Guard during a “Peace March”! I remember being taught in school that President’s picked the Supreme Court… and not the other way around as in 2000. Sometimes… I believe
    more than civil unrest is needed… if it were not for courageous draft card burners… and draft dodgers of the 60’s, the Vietnam war might still be going on. It seems like only yesterday that it took the youth of America to put us on the “green path” to save the environment that
    Rachel Carson warned us about in her book “Silent Spring”in the early 50’s. It’s never
    too late to speak OUT against unjust wars and denying equal rights under the law to all citizens. However… it will never happen
    if you sit back, and watch other people fight for justice… you must join in now, or pay the consequences… and it’s not later than you think… it sooner!

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