Monday, June 27, 2005

Rumsfeld Criticizes "Mock" Election in Iran

Ahmadinejad 'no friend' of democracy -Rumsfeld: "In the strongest criticisms yet by a U.S. official, Rumsfeld dismissed the vote Ahmadinejad won by a landslide on Saturday as a 'mock election,' and said it was no surprise a 'hard-liner' was elected." Rummy went on to say "he is no friend of democracy. He's no friend of freedom. He is a person who is very much supportive of the current ayatollahs, who are telling the people of that country how to live their lives. And my guess is over time, the young people and the women will find him, as well as his masters, unacceptable."

Huh. Who ever would have thought that a hard-liner would win? How about that "moderate" candidate he "ran" against? Does he have some radical ideas or what? It's ALMOST as if there wasn't really any difference between the candidates. So where does Rummy get off calling it a "mock election?" Doesn't he understand that it was just the undecided voters rebelling against American criticism. The wanted a change from the corruption of the previous administration. It's not like there was any fraud or intimidation, and they were surely 2 very different candidates. Didn't the guy that lost want to allow women to leave the house and go out in public? If that's not radical reform, I don't know what is.

I know President Bush can't possibly have been right about the election being unfair. Could he? /sarcasm