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44. NYT: Bush Says Iran's Elections Ignore 'Basic Requirements'

"On the eve of the election in Iran, President Bush declared on Thursday that the electoral process there had failed to meet "the basic requirements of democracy" and that the "oppressive record" of the country's rulers would undercut the legitimacy of the vote."


"For weeks, the administration has been debating how to deal with the election in Iran. But Mr. Bush's statement on Thursday, one official noted, made no reference to "regime change..."

Is any of this starting to sound a little familiar?

First, "all options are on the table," and now, this?
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  -Bush assails Iran vote as undemocratic sabra  Jun-16-05 09:26 AM   #0 
  - Those preliminary polls must have a HUGE margin  Norquist Nemesis   Jun-16-05 09:28 AM   #1 
  - ruled by men who suppress liberty at home & spread terror across the word  bpilgrim   Jun-16-05 01:18 PM   #39 
     - "BRING ON THE ELECTIONS' shouted the AWOL CHIMPANZEE  saigon68   Jun-16-05 01:24 PM   #40 
  - Why? Cuz' he doesn't get to run it? n/t  AllyCat   Jun-16-05 09:29 AM   #2 
  - "men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world"??  TahitiNut   Jun-16-05 09:30 AM   #3 
  - Its like he's always talking about himself, isn't it??  Desertrose   Jun-16-05 09:34 AM   #7 
  - Exactly, I think someone said it's called "Projecting"  Up2Late   Jun-16-05 12:54 PM   #35 
     - That's exactly what it is  ninkasi   Jun-16-05 02:32 PM   #42 
  - Was he talking to a mirror at the time?  Roland99   Jun-16-05 09:52 AM   #16 
  - For real  malmapus   Jun-16-05 10:31 AM   #23 
  - Exactly! Can be applied to the US, as well. n/t  truth2power   Jun-16-05 11:03 AM   #28 
  - How bout this...  Oreo   Jun-16-05 09:31 AM   #4 
  - For a minute there I thought he was talking about the US  Horse with no Name   Jun-16-05 09:31 AM   #5 
  - LOL  ikri   Jun-16-05 09:32 AM   #6 
  - You can't get more un-democratic...  getmeouttahere   Jun-16-05 09:34 AM   #8 
  - Hm.....where?  cliss   Jun-16-05 11:05 AM   #29 
  - Well, we'd better invade them and give them a democratic vote  Bush_Eats_Beef   Jun-16-05 09:34 AM   #9 
  - Pot calls the kettle black  randr   Jun-16-05 09:35 AM   #10 
  - Pot calling the kettle black was my first thought, but the  Betsy Ross   Jun-16-05 09:44 AM   #13 
  - "ignores the basic requirements of democracy"  Triana   Jun-16-05 09:37 AM   #11 
  - Mohammad Mossadegh, 1953....'nuff said, Bush  formerrepuke   Jun-16-05 09:42 AM   #12 
  - He should know an undemocratic vote when he sees one.  marmar   Jun-16-05 09:45 AM   #14 
  - Send Diebold, ES&S and Sequoia to fix the election problems in Iran (nt)  CanOfWhoopAss   Jun-16-05 09:50 AM   #15 
  - Any, I mean ANY remarks he makes criticizing anyone else is projection.  havocmom   Jun-16-05 09:57 AM   #17 
  - More NEWS:  Village Idiot   Jun-16-05 09:59 AM   #18 
  - This is about Iran, not Bush  Sgt. Baker   Jun-16-05 10:01 AM   #19 
  - hmmm, quoting from a blog that supports "regime change"  ima_sinnic   Jun-16-05 10:36 AM   #25 
  - invade?  Sgt. Baker   Jun-16-05 10:55 AM   #26 
     - Bush is for regime change only insofar as it benefits him and his pals  ima_sinnic   Jun-16-05 11:43 AM   #30 
  - dude...  LivingInTheBubble   Jun-16-05 12:14 PM   #31 
     - no problem  Sgt. Baker   Jun-16-05 01:07 PM   #37 
  - Fascism on the march?  mandomom   Jun-16-05 10:02 AM   #20 
  - So, Mr. President...  Concerned GA Voter   Jun-16-05 10:03 AM   #21 
  - * is practicing his stand up comedy routine  ooglymoogly   Jun-16-05 10:20 AM   #22 
  - Ha ha ha ha ha ha...ouch.  Redstone   Jun-16-05 10:34 AM   #24 
  - Geese complain about swans' long necks. n/t  kgfnally   Jun-16-05 10:57 AM   #27 
  - It IS true but: talk about a pot calling a kettle black.  damntexdem   Jun-16-05 12:31 PM   #32 
  - Well, it's not true  Frederik   Jun-16-05 12:44 PM   #34 
  - You hear all this talk,  BenDavid   Jun-16-05 12:37 PM   #33 
  - bushco must know how ironic this looks, and how little moral authority he  truthisfreedom   Jun-16-05 12:59 PM   #36 
  - You are next, Iran!  librechik   Jun-16-05 01:11 PM   #38 
  - W just HATES it ...  dchill   Jun-16-05 02:17 PM   #41 
  - But I'm sure "elections" in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan are...  cire4   Jun-16-05 04:03 PM   #43 
  - NYT: Bush Says Iran's Elections Ignore 'Basic Requirements'  Seeing Red   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #44 
  - So do ours  rox63   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #45 
  - Yeah, tell me about it  Seeing Red   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #48 
  - If Anyone shoudl know  Beaver Tail   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #46 
  - Iran should buy the same voting machines as Jeb has That idbe OK?  billbuckhead   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #47 
  - This has got to be one of the most hypocritical speeches of dubya's  jaxx   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #49 
  - yeah -- by that standard, Canada could have intervened in 2001 ...  Lisa   Jun-16-05 10:04 PM   #56 
  - I guess his puppet isn't winning!!!  lovuian   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #51 
  - Maybe Iran should just leave the election up to their Supreme Court?  NNN0LHI   Jun-16-05 09:14 PM   #52 
  - Requirement #1: Must use Diebold voting machines  brentspeak   Jun-16-05 09:15 PM   #53 
  - You got to be kidding!  Behind the Aegis   Jun-16-05 09:18 PM   #54 
  - from a Persian friend of mine ...  Lisa   Jun-16-05 10:02 PM   #55 

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