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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The sham of Iran

What was the point of even holding an "election" in Iran last week? To pretend the country is democratic?

When the sitting president has the power to declare himself the winner - regardless of the actual vote count - and then threatens to have his opponent arrested for questioning the announced result, there's no chance that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's dictatorship will be mistaken for anything remotely democratic.

Ahmadinejad is a tyrant, a liar, a crook and the worst kind of leader. The world has known this for years, and the Iranian people finally have started to figure it out. Now, perhaps, Ahmadinejad himself will see the handwriting on the wall and realize it's time for a change.

Perhaps. But not likely.



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