In the tense aftermath of Iran’s fiercely contested presidential election between the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and reform candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi . . .
the Associated Press is reporting that . . .
according to Iran’s Interior Ministry, the final count from Iran’s presidential election gave 62.6 percent of the vote to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and 33.75 to Mir Hossein Mousavi, “a former prime minister who has become the hero of a youth-driven movement seeking greater liberties.”
Ahmadinejad only got 62 percent of the vote? Those slackers who “counted the votes” for him obviously didn’t count them with enough enthusiasm. Government hacks counting the votes for Saddam Hussein always gave him at least 95 percent of the vote. Government hacks counting the votes for Ferdinand Marcos always gave him at least 98 percent of the vote. Government hacks counting the votes for Idi Amin always gave him at least 150 percent of the votes.
Ahmadinejad only got a feeble 62 percent of the vote, but that was plenty good enough for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei . . .
who is urging Iranians to unite behind Ahmadinejad. He told the nation that Ahmadinejad’s “landslide win” over reformer Mousavi in Iran’s presidential election was a “divine assessment” and a “real feast”.