Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ahmadinejad won in a landslide? BS.

So perhaps you’ve been paying attention to the news regarding the results of the Iranian election. I think it’s safe to say that the world consensus is that the election was rigged. That’s what I think, given an 80% voter turnout in the Iranian election, and also the fact that there are rumors that Ahmadinejad's rival is in danger.

Of course, just the very controversy of this election throws a wrench into the foreign policy plans of President Obama. While I support the need for direct dialogue with Iran (hell, even the United States and the USSR had direct talks throughout the Cold War), the problem arises in whether or not the Obama administration will respect the legitimacy of the Iranian election results.

As such, the Iranian people have taken to the streets in protest. That has to mean something, right? Perhaps this is a tipping point for Iran…

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