Wow. First the Obama did nothing as Iran slaughtered protestors of its tyrannical government in the streets, now Secretary of State John Kerry, on his international trip, claims that Iran has an “elected government.”
from Foreign Policy:
“Iran is a country with a government that was elected and that sits in the United Nations,” Kerry said in France standing alongside French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. “And it is important for us to deal with nation-states in a way that acts in the best interests of all of us in the world.”
The comment is similar to what Hagel said on Jan. 31 when he told the Senate Armed Services Committee Iran was “an elected, legitimate government, whether we agree or not.”
Some might beg to differ with that assessment.
The 2009 election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was widely suspected to be rigged. His challenger, Mir-Hossein Mousavi said so at the time and Iran saw days of unrest after Ahmadinejad was proclaimed to have secured 63 percent of the vote.
Vice President Joe Biden said on Meet the Press “there’s some real doubt” whether Ahmadinejad won. “There’s an awful lot of questions about how this election was run,” he said. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at the time, “I think there are a number of factors that give us some concern about what we’ve seen.”
If you recall, before the “Arab spring” had sprung, young Iranians filled the streets, protesting the rigged election results for Ahmadinejad. President Obama barely lifted a finger in acknowledgement when the tyrants murdered their own citizens in the streets.
The Obama administration’s apparent lack in understanding of the word “elected” makes me a bit uneasy for this country’s elections.