From the article on FoxNews.com:
U.S. officials are casting doubt over the results of Iran’s election, in which the government declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner Saturday.
U.S. analysts find it “not credible” that challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi would have lost the balloting in his hometown or that a third candidate, Mehdi Karoubi, would have received less than 1 percent of the total vote, a senior U.S. officials told FOX News.
Yeah, that would seem a little suspicious, wouldn’t it?
By the way, Obama and Clinton knew this would happen all along, but still decided to go ahead and give their “we’ll see what happens, this is an exciting moment”-type statements.
First, some quotes from Obama from yesterday:
– “We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran.”
– “Whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact there has been a robust debate hopefully will advance our ability to engage them in new ways.”
– And obviously, after the speech that I made in Cairo, we tried to send a clear message that we think there is the possibility of change.
Can you BELIEVE the stones on this guy? As if his Cairo speech had ANY influence at all on how the Iranians voted. As if they went to the polling station thinking, “Hmm, who Obama would vote for??” Give me a break.
Anyway, here’s what Hillary said:
“It’s a very positive sign that the people of Iran want their voices and their votes to be heard and counted. And like many people inside and outside of Iran we are going to wait and see what the results are.”
Meanwhile, people like Fox News’ foreign affairs analyst, Alireza Jafarzade, were trying to temper people’s expectations before the vote:
“We’re not talking about free and fair elections. We’re talking about, as you mentioned earlier, four candidates all approved by the Guardian Council, which is controlled by the supreme leader. And all of them have very checkered pasts. Credentials in terms of terrorism, hostage taking and hijacking, and also domestic suppression.”
Bu…but what about Obama’s Cairo speech!? What about the “possibility of change” our president talked about!?