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Wait, if a dictator wins an election and Jimmy Carter isn't there to monitor it, does it still count? They could have flown him in on one of those helicopters he sent Delta Force in with.

Posted by G Rex at June 16, 2009 12:01 PM

As valid as a telephone poll in Germany in 1938 asking if one supported the Hitler Administration.

Posted by Rhymes With Right at June 16, 2009 05:51 PM

I don't know that the Leverette's are regular writers for Politico. Barry Rubin provides some background.

But Leverett presents this not as a stolen election but as a bunch of sore losers whining about their inevitable defeat.

What is especially humorous here—in a horrible sort of way—is that the extent of the theft is used as proof of its validity. “You can’t explain a margin this big with the kind of irregularities” Mousavi is citing.

Hey, right! It wasn’t minor vote tampering. It was wholesale fabrication.

Wanna bet that they consider Netanyahu's election illegitimate?

Posted by soccer dad at June 17, 2009 09:59 AM