If you think that our political elections are only an internal struggle in this country, you are sadly mistaken and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran wants to remind you of that. He seems to feel that the victory of the Democrats in the midterm election is a victory for all of Iran also.
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called U.S. President George W. Bush’s defeat in congressional elections a victory for Iran.
Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb, being a state sponsor of terrorism and stoking sectarian conflict in Iraq, all charges Tehran denies.
“This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush’s hawkish policies in the world,” Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran’s student news agency ISNA on Friday.
“Since Washington’s hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation.”
The Democrats wrested control of both houses of Congress from the Republicans in this week’s mid-term elections, partly because of voter concern over the war in Iraq. via Ã‚ Reuters.com.
I hope that quotes like these are brought out in 2008 for those elections. We tend to think our elections are only for ourselves, but it seems those whose interests line up against the United States do have a favorite party. That is very, very telling, don’tcha think?