White House reverses statement on Iran election !

August 5, 2009

Well, I think the original statement which now appears to be just a screw up (I hope) has been reverted.

“Let me correct a little bit of what I said yesterday. I denoted that Mr. Ahmadinejad was the elected leader of Iran. I would say that’s not for me to pass judgment on,” Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Air Force One

I wonder if this was a response to the strong reaction from the public, or he really screwed up, if the later is the case, he must be reminded that he is the spokeman for the most influential office on this planet. A mistake of this sort has a very high cost.  One day life time of a false statement occupying major headlines can severly damage the reputation of an administration, and disappoint milions of people who are fighting for their freedom. Mind you that whebn it comes to the media you do not always deal with symmetric and reversible events.

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Ahmadinejad is the president elect of Iran? Thanks President Obama!

August 5, 2009

Well done! I admire the honesty of the new administration by making it clear that the only thing that the United States cares about, when it comes to Iran, is the nuclear issue and perhaps the safety of its allies in the Middle East (all of them with astonishing human rights records!), and not the Iranian people and violation of their basic rights, which apparently is considered to be the internal affairs of Iran.

However, I do not believe that calling Ahmadinejad the “elected leader” was necessary.

Perhaps not calling him the elected leader would have not been considered as meddling in Iran’s internal affairs (and as we saw even as you didn’t meddle in Iranian matters, they killed and arrested hundreds and accused them of being funded by the US)

So why was he called the elected leader then? Don’t you think that it is taking sides ? Clearly this was a disputed election and even hight ranking Iranian officials have made it clear that they do not belive that Ahmadinejad is the elected leader. And none of them as I know (even the highest ranking Ayatollahs did not call him so).

So does it mean that the White House considers Mr.Mousavi and other candidates who did not accept the election results as crying babies who just can’t accept the defeat ?

By the way how many examples in the history do you know in which for more than 50 days after an election in which the “elected leader” gets 64% of the votes thousands of protesters are still on the streets despite the brutal crackdown coming from the “elected leaders” police force and para-militants ?

How many “elected leader”s do you know whom their plainclothes guards arrest, torture and rape their people?

I hope calling him the “elected leader” was not just because of the safety of 3 American hostages in Iran , mind you that there are 70 million human beings taken hostage there.

And I hope that this is not becasue you rather deal with the “devil that you know”, since the “devil” that you think you don’t know are the Iranian people, and they will win this war. Just watch them!