June 12, 2009

UPDATED: Iranian Elections

Rush Limbaugh today is pointing out President Obama's credit-taking for the 'robust debate' taking place in Iran today. We all know that Obama doesn't deserve credit for that.

But I disagree with Rush somewhat on how tightly controlled Iranian society is by the Mullahs. Yes, it is. And the election process is most likely corrupted. But the moderates sat out the last election - not so this time.

A huge percentage of the Iranian electorate was born post-Revolution. They like 'unacceptable' music and dress. The moderates are in line to win the election. It doesn't mean the reign of the fanatics is over. But it is a positive step if it transpires.

But the credit belongs to the Iranian people, not President Obama.

UPDATE: Looks like the fix is in. Either Iranians really want Ahmedinejad, or the election was fixed. My suspicion is that Mousavi would be the real winner in a fair fight.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - State media declared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the winner of Iran's election but challenger Mirhossein Mousavi alleged irregularities and claimed victory for himself.

The state election commission said early Saturday that Ahmadinejad, a hardline conservative, was ahead with 66 percent of the votes in Friday's election after 21 million ballots were counted.

Ahmadinejad's main challenger, moderate former prime minister Mirhossein Mousavi, had 31 percent, according to the commission, which is part of the Interior Ministry. It said 61 percent of all ballot boxes had now been counted.

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