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Ahmadinejad offers to be an observer at US presidential election

  1. Nov 26, 2007 #1
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections08/story/0,,2217495,00.html

    After a succession of corrupt elections in the US this doesn't sound like such a bad idea at all, especially with evangelicals subverting the Republican party & American democracy in general.
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    So 'Chutzpah' is the first step in Iran-Isreal reconcilliation?
     
  4. Nov 26, 2007 #3

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    I beg to differ, but this is a freaking joke. Ahmadinejad is getting funnier and funnier (the Brits entered Iranian waters --> there are no homosexuals in Iran --> I shall observe the US elections), and seems to think that people actually take him seriously when he comes up with stuff like this.

    Who remembers the 2004 Parliamentary elections in Iran? About 100MPs were disqualified by Khamenei and guess what...they were all reformists!
     
  5. Nov 26, 2007 #4

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    Getting A'jad to utter a word like 'chutzpah' will itself be a huge step towards reconciliation.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2007 #5
    An outside observer seems like an excellent idea and for that I applaud him, but I think "sane" should be a requirement.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2007 #6

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    I think given the audience he was addressing at the time whilst knowing his offer would receive world wide coverage shows it was not intended as a serious offer but rather an exercise in Socratic irony which given some of the replies in this thread worked very successfully :biggrin:.

    It at least shows he has more in common with Western humor than one would have thought :approve:
     
  8. Nov 26, 2007 #7

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    What exactly is "observing" an election? Does he personally count every vote or something?\

    ps. he has a really cool name.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2007 #8

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    Dictators don't mean to be ironic. The technical term for what he's doing is "poking".
     
  10. Nov 27, 2007 #9

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    "observing" or "scrutinising" or "stuff around"?

    hehehehe......:rofl:.....

    I offer myself to be the next secretary-general of NATO.... anyone dare to care if that's the case :biggrin:....
    sigh... politics..... still.... it can be funny :smile:
     
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