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Jimmy Carter Haw Haws Ahmadinejad

by | 14th, June 2009
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iran1JIMMY Carter is Haw-Hawing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

“I think this election has bought out a lot of opposition to his policies in Iran, and I’m sure he’ll listen to those opinions and hopefully moderate his position.”

Juan Cole:

1. It is claimed that Ahmadinejad won the city of Tabriz with 57%. His main opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is an Azeri from Azerbaijan province, of which Tabriz is the capital. Mousavi, according to such polls as exist in Iran and widespread anecdotal evidence, did better in cities and is popular in Azerbaijan. Certainly, his rallies there were very well attended. So for an Azeri urban center to go so heavily for Ahmadinejad just makes no sense. In past elections, Azeris voted disproportionately for even minor presidential candidates who hailed from that province.

Rubbing it in:

ahmadinejad-greenIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wears green at his victory acceptance speech after stealing the election on Friday.

Green was the color of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.


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