Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on June 14, 2009 0 Comments

The elections in Iran are over. President Ahmadinejad was reelected by a big margin. The news was like a earthquake for his political opponents and also for the rest of the world who saw in this election an opportunity for a regime change in Iran — a hope for a more moderate regime. The rumor of vote rigging had been flying hours before the end of the elections. Normally in an election with an unprecedented number of voters out at the polls, the results should be very close.

This election reminds us how George W. Bush was elected and reelected. The US government is in a very bad position to comment, simply because they are unable to organize a clear election of their own.

Honestly, President Ahmadinejad’s victory is very bad news. He’s a dangerous man with a dangerous mind who cannot bring peace in the world. When a confrontational leader doesn’t admit his intentions of getting a nuclear weapon to hurt his neighbors, or denies the role of Iran in fueling terrorist groups in Lebanon and Palestine, he will do anything to stop any intention of rapprochement with the West. As the Arabs of Egypt say, “Lying and stealing are next door neighbors.”

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