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George H. W. Bush: "Something Weird" About Iranian Elections
Real Clear POlitics ^ | June 15, 2009 | Real Clear POlitics

Posted on 06/15/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT by i88schwartz

Former President George H.W. Bush tells the Washington Times the results of the Iranian elections were "strange." He tells them: "It sounded funny when the opponent claimed victory by 60 some percent then the next thing you know he's on his back, counted out," former president, George H.W. Bush said on the debut broadcast of the Washington Times America's Morning News. "There is something weird about it, something strange about it."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush41; georgebush; iran

1 posted on 06/15/2009 2:02:55 PM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

Strange? It is called fraud. Just like our government is run on nowadays —— nothing new George!


2 posted on 06/15/2009 2:04:08 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: i88schwartz

Yes, the weird is he didnt win
It was fixed


3 posted on 06/15/2009 2:04:30 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: i88schwartz

Yes, the weird is he didnt win
It was fixed


4 posted on 06/15/2009 2:04:35 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: i88schwartz

Yes, the weird is he didnt win
It was fixed


5 posted on 06/15/2009 2:04:36 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: i88schwartz

You think? Thanks, Captain Obvious!


6 posted on 06/15/2009 2:05:23 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: i88schwartz

I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole thing had been staged by the mullahs to give the people the illusion of still having power. After a sufficient amount of protest and “review” of the vote, they throw “imagonnajihad” under the bus and put in the peoples’ choice, who still has their seal of approval.


7 posted on 06/15/2009 2:06:15 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: i88schwartz

As usual, confused by “a thousand points of light”.


8 posted on 06/15/2009 2:07:18 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: i88schwartz

Hey, there was nothing strange or weird about it ... Carter was watching it. /s


9 posted on 06/15/2009 2:08:11 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: Constitution Day
You think? Thanks, Captain Obvious!

Just goes to show, you have to get up pretty early to fool him.
10 posted on 06/15/2009 2:08:53 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: i88schwartz

ACORN was involved?


11 posted on 06/15/2009 2:09:02 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: i88schwartz

Hundreds of thousands in the streets of Iran, and the ex-president finds it....”weird”. Politicians are so out of touch it’s beyond scary.


12 posted on 06/15/2009 2:09:40 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: i88schwartz
No weirder than the last election here. BTW Thanks GW!\s
13 posted on 06/15/2009 2:09:40 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Diebold?


14 posted on 06/15/2009 2:09:46 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Cheetahcat

Yea right ..its Bush’s fault...fool


15 posted on 06/15/2009 2:10:45 PM PDT by woofie
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Hey now, even Iran’s president has some ethics — unlike the guy we have sitting in the White House today.


16 posted on 06/15/2009 2:10:54 PM PDT by Bushwacker777
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To: givemELL

A thousand points of light (where all those hanging chads were knocked thru...)


17 posted on 06/15/2009 2:11:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: givemELL

Bush I has always had this bizarre speaking style. I wouldn’t call it dumb, but his sentences just defies basic grammar.


18 posted on 06/15/2009 2:16:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: i88schwartz
Maybe it was fixed but maybe it wasn't. Do we really know that a majority of the people of Iran are all that anxious to have a western-style country. I'm sure that the young students are but what about the old-line Muslims. Do we know the demographics? I don't. Do we really trust any pre-election poll in Iran? I don't. So I'm personally neutral on the issue of the election being stolen. Could be it was. Probably it was. But we will never really know for sure.

In any case the key issue for us is Obama's position on the subject. Clearly there are millions of Iranians who are unhappy with their current oppressive government. Even if they are a minority they still represent the side that we as a nation should stand with. George Bush did. Freepers do. But what about Obama? Where does he stand? All we have is silence from the Obama administration. So we don't know his position but suspect he is with whoever is in power and that means the Mullahs and ImaNutJob. What a wimp. A dangerous man to have as President in a dangerous time.

19 posted on 06/15/2009 2:16:02 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: woofie
Yea right ..its Bush’s fault...fool

Cheetahcat has been trolling for months.....hand it a shiny object and it will lose interest.

20 posted on 06/15/2009 2:16:59 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: i88schwartz

forgive me for believing that Bush I has absolutely 0 insight into the situation on the group vis a vie Iranian elections


21 posted on 06/15/2009 2:18:11 PM PDT by wiseprince
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To: i88schwartz

The folks at Stratfor say that while this may have been fixed, there is no way to fix it THIS MUCH without lots of people knowing about it.

The election outcome may be legit. Perhaps all the smart Persions left town. I know plenty here, but pre and post revolution.

The real problem is Obama’s not knowing about the election outcome well in advance, and then not responding properly anyway. The administration is stammering on this, and the US looks ridiculous.

However, the MSM keeps talking about everyone bein “shocked”, instead of discussing the first major intelligence failure of this administration.

Instead, today, we have Panetta cooly accusing Dick Cheney of inviting terror attacks.


22 posted on 06/15/2009 2:21:43 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: i88schwartz

Came for BDS, left satisfied.h


23 posted on 06/15/2009 2:23:32 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: woofie

“Yea right ..its Bush’s fault...fool”

The Morons in Iran NO, The Morons in the Whitehouse Yes..


24 posted on 06/15/2009 2:24:25 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: i88schwartz
It sounded funny when the opponent claimed victory by 60 some percent then the next thing you know he's on his back, counted out,

You just can't make this stuff up.

25 posted on 06/15/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: ScreamingFist
‘Cheetahcat has been trolling for months.....hand it a shiny object and it will lose interest”

Some of were not asleep through the “I will see you at the signing” You should have stayed awake!

26 posted on 06/15/2009 2:27:30 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: i88schwartz
At the last of the clip he says something should be done about it "without inflaming tensions, we don't need to inflame tensions."

Oh, heaven's no, can't we all just get along with Rat Boy and his puppetmaster Aya-hollah-at-yew.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 2:37:41 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: i88schwartz

Iran is ”weird”. Simple enough!


28 posted on 06/15/2009 2:40:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: i88schwartz
"There is something weird about it, something strange about it."

That's nothing, George should of seen California election where all 5 of the proposed tax increase propositions were blown out of the water, in a historic overwhelming rejection of government taxes...So bad, the governor left the state during the election. lol

29 posted on 06/15/2009 2:55:16 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: i88schwartz

Uhhhhh......GHWB.....y’know how the last election in the US was won by Obama/Biden, but we hoped would be won by McCain/Palin? Well, in Iran, it may have been similar to those results, also. But probably not. There may be no decisive difference in practical terms, between Ahmanutjob
and his challenger.


30 posted on 06/15/2009 2:57:06 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ( YOUR AD IN THIS SPACE)
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To: PhilDragoo

“Read my lips: Don’t inflame the tension thing.”

“No. No. That would be bad, not good, bad.”


31 posted on 06/15/2009 2:57:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama as President is like hiring a mechanic who never saw a car before.)
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To: Iron Munro
Wouldn't be prudent.

Tiananmen Square Redux.

32 posted on 06/15/2009 3:01:16 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: EagleUSA

‘Strange? It is called fraud. Just like our government is run on nowadays —— nothing new George!

IMO, GHWB had his former CIA Director’s hat on when he made that statement. It shouldn’t be read as the words of a clueless ex-President. GHWB has a broader knowledge of the workings of the world than anyone in the Nobama administration, and it sounds like Bush I saw something in Iran that surprised even him. I wish he’d elaborate on that statement, but I’m not holding my breath...


33 posted on 06/15/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: Iron Munro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlGhzDcyvWs

Dana Carvey on H.W. Bush.


34 posted on 06/15/2009 3:07:38 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: Wiseghy
They do know about it. That is why there are 3 million people in the streets chanting.

The interior ministry informed the opposition candidate that he won because he did. That was reversed and the opposite proclaimed because tyrants do not go gentle into that good night.

It is simple, it is transparent, and as usual people in the west instead make every excuse they can dream up for the monsters.

35 posted on 06/15/2009 3:11:11 PM PDT by JasonC
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To: InterceptPoint

Bambi is taking notes on how to put down an insurrection in your country when you lose the election and refuse to give up power........a la Mugabe


36 posted on 06/15/2009 3:11:35 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yes, just incomprehensible incoherency secondary to inventing ideas and words with no established foundation by Mr. Bush. Gobbledy-gook does comes to mind. It is common in politics, especially PC politics. Belief on gobbledy-gook does make everything else extreme.


37 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:56 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: i88schwartz

ACORN???


38 posted on 06/15/2009 3:20:27 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: InterceptPoint

It’s fixed from the get-go. Candidates cannot run unless approved by the unelected Mullahs.


39 posted on 06/15/2009 3:31:15 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: i88schwartz

Mr President, I liked and respected you then and I still do.


40 posted on 06/15/2009 3:50:00 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: i88schwartz

“There is something weird about it, something strange about it.”

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There is something weird about the fact that G.H.W. Bush doesn’t understand what is happening in Iran. Perhaps he is still waiting for his “kinder and gentler” society that he dreamed about after he took over from President Reagan.

Liberals are incorrigible.


41 posted on 06/15/2009 4:15:54 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: i88schwartz

Strange? No stranger than US elections have been, particularly in large cities where fraud runs rampant. We are somewhat like Iran in that both countries do not have honest elections these days.


42 posted on 06/15/2009 4:20:42 PM PDT by meyer ( "The world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for. But not without Freedom.")
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