Skip to comments.Hagel: Iran Has Legitimate, Elected Government (Barfus Maximus)
Posted on 01/31/2013 11:01:00 AM PST by Nachum
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel stated Iran has an elected, legitimate government and pointed out its membership in the United Nations, responding to a question Wednesday by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R., Ga.) about why he would consider negotiations with Iran in light of its terrorist connections:
HAGEL: Well, lets start with a specific question on a vote, regarding designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization. You recall, because you were there, there were 22 senators who voted against that. The effort against it the main point made on the floor of the Senate came from Senator Jim Webb. And his point was we have never, ever designated a part of a legitimate government, a state and when I say legitimate, that doesnt mean we agree with Iran, but it is a member of the United Nations. Almost all of our allies have embassies in Iran. So thats why I note an elected, legitimate government, whether we agree or not. But we have never made any part of a legitimate, independent government, designated them or made part made them part of a terrorist organization. Weve just weve never done that.
The 2009 election of Mahmound Ahmadinejad as Irans president was widely suspected to be rigged. The streets were filled with furious protestors who were eventually forced to accept the idea that, according to Vanity Fair, the Iranian authorities managed to process all 39.2 million paper ballots between the close of polls at 10 p.m. local time and the next morning, when Irans Interior Ministry officially proclaimed Ahmadinejad the winner with 63 percent of the vote.
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He ain’t toast. He will be installed and you know it. Reason being is that he is an obama lackey!
MORE corrupt than Chicago voting... And Hagel thought it was OK? What a loser.
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