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“Unforgivable”

That’s Andrew Sullivan’s word [1] for Robert Gibbs’s description of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the “elected leader” of Iran. Ooooookay. Because what we really need from the White House right now is a bunch of empty moralistic grandstanding that will play directly into the hands [2] of the very people we’re trying to keep in line. Pointless interference in the domestic affairs of foreign nations where America is already viewed with hostility due to decades of colonialist meddling? Why, that’s what presidents do best!

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#1 Comment By Thomas O. Meehan On August 6, 2009 @ 11:10 am

Writers who should know better say that Mossadeg was the “Elected leader” of Iran in the early 50’s. They neglect to mention that he was elected by the Iranian parlement only, and was constitutionally fired by the Shah.