Friday, June 17, 2005

The Iranian Vote

Today is Election Day in Iran. Call me a pessimist, but I don't expect much improvement in our relations with Tehran, regardless of who wins the Iranian presidential election. has the best analysis I've seen so far, exposing some of the chicanery associated with Iran's electoral process. Judging from his report, it seems that the ruling mullahs would be right at home in the Democratic Party. It also appears that many Iranian voters are sitting this one out, convinced that they have no real choice among the candidates, and no real hope for democratic reform.

Predictably, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation is praising the "transparency" of the Iranian vote. She must have been equally impressed with Saddam's "democratic" elections in Iraq, where he garnered an amazing 99% of the vote.

1 comment:

Ron said...

I saw Katrina once on O'Reilly, she would not even answer any questions he would ask. All she could do was to start trying to give a speech everytime she was allowed to talk. He threatened to turn her mic off because she refused to answer questions.

I am suprised she does not start her diatribes with "Workers of the World...."