Disgrace: Gibbs says Ahmadinejad is the elected leader of Iran

posted at 3:50 pm on August 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart. He could have dodged this question a dozen ways. He could have said the election’s irrelevant from our standpoint since we have to play the cards we’re dealt; he could have noted, as Obama’s often done in the past, that true power resides in the supreme leader so it’s only his legitimacy that’s at issue; or he could have told the truth and said that all Iranian elections are shams since true reformers aren’t allowed on the ballot. Instead, so desperate are these tools to get Iran to the bargaining table and show Americans some sort of dividend from Hopenchange diplomacy that Gibbs actually acknowledges Ahmadinejad as the “elected leader” — the same lie the regime’s been telling the world and the same lie Iranians have been dying in the streets to challenge. As a de facto — and entirely gratuitous — endorsement of their corruption, it’s the lowest moment of The One’s presidency so far. And the only thing that’ll take the sting out of it is watching all the dumb liberals who painted their Twitter avatars green two months ago in solidarity with Mousavi’s supporters hemming and hawing now over how our lord and savior really had no choice but to kiss ass here.

Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten, Obama himself has already set a September deadline for negotiations to happen before he starts pushing for a new round of sanctions against Iran. Which means Gibbs endorsed the election result to preserve the possibility of talks for another eight whole weeks. Eight weeks.

Update: Iranian dissident Raymond Jahan has a question: “How can Obama recognize Ahmadinejad as the ‘chosen’ leader? Chosen by the minority & by cheating, yes.”

Update: More Jahan: “It wasn’t an election. It was a one-way road to continous dictatorship. American ppl should question their president.”


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Good is evil, evil is good.

This Administration’s moral compass isn’t broken, it’s just off exactly 180 degrees.

jazz_piano on August 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Good is evil, evil is good.

This Administration’s moral compass isn’t broken, it’s just off exactly 180 degrees.

jazz_piano on August 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM

I fear it is worse than that. He has Jack Sparrows compass.

Fighton03 on August 4, 2009 at 7:26 PM

it’s funny that for 8 years G.W. Bush was never legitimate, huh? unbelievable.

ndanielson on August 4, 2009 at 7:28 PM

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merican ppl should question their president.

We do, Jahan, Every day.

NoFanofLibs on August 4, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Sent to the whitehouse.gov contact page:

Can you issue a clarification, if neither Biden nor Clinton said it?

Gibbs, your spokesman, said that Ahmadinejad is the “elected leader” of Iran. Well, then, I guess that settles that. The voices were heard, enough already?

Ahmadinejad has his Supreme Leader, you’ve got ACORN… I think that you’re very confused about this democracy thing. Pay careful attention over the next three years. We’ll show you how it works. Or, is that not your cup of TEA?

Peyton on August 4, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

A post that long should be a bannable offense.

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

If posts this long are allowed at HA, any problem with me dropping in my newest novel? It’s about a mutant five-legged dog who finds his soulmate in a three-legged bitch and their trials and tribulations while being hunted down by aliens flying around in spaceship shaped like a taco. Only 646 pages.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You do know that you don’t have to read a comment if it is too long for your taste or your limited attention span?

I find Baxter Greene’s comments to be illuminating and very well researched and documented. If they are too taxing for your intellect, by all means skip over his posts and move on to something more suited to your abilities, such as Tom & Jerry reruns or Spongebob Squarepants soliloquies.

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Lead duffus, Gibbs.

FireBlogger on August 4, 2009 at 8:14 PM

This is not right.

silverfox on August 4, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Silly, how can The One Lighworker win his due Nobel Prize if he doesn’t have nuclear-armed mullahs to negotiate meaningless “concessions” with?

Techie on August 4, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Geez, and they call Palin stupid?

Obama can also apparently put his foot in his mouth even while speaking through someone who is paid to speak for him.

Dork B. on August 4, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Obama loves thugs like AckMyDumbJihad. That’s why he called the removal of Honduras’ illegitimate thug a “coup”. That’s why he gave Chavez a big smile & warm greeting. That’s why he’s loosening restrictions on Cuba.

jgapinoy on August 4, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Reverse psychology? Please let it be that. Please.

Ronnie on August 4, 2009 at 8:49 PM

I’ll bet this dunce stays clear of any contact with “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader”!

Cybergeezer on August 4, 2009 at 9:14 PM

This mental midget will make the cover of Time magazine for being the most clueless in the Obama Mafioso.

Cybergeezer on August 4, 2009 at 9:19 PM

I find Baxter Greene’s comments to be illuminating and very well researched and documented.

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Hear, hear! Baxter does great work.

progressoverpeace on August 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Hear, hear! Baxter does great work.

progressoverpeace on August 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Yeah, I think it’s kinda hilarious when folks bitch about the length of a post when they have no financial stake in the matter, and all they have to do is click past it if it is such a burden for them to bear.

I am pretty sure it is a case of penis posting envy.

Baxter always backs up every one of his posts with links; much more so than I have the patience to do.

If they don’t like his comments, all they have to do is skip’em. This isn’t the U.S.S.R., … yet.

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Heh. Funny that we expect the closet Marxists in the White House to support democracy over totalitarianism, even after they make it plain that they want to be friends with the likes of Castro, Chavez, Zelaya, Abbas, and Ahmadinejad, while essentially abandoning Israel, the democratic movement in Iran, and the constitution of the Honduras.
The administration’s international intentions should no longer be a surprise. Where they stand is quite clear.

n0doz on August 4, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Super – send Obama over immediately to fellate the winning guy for a photo op.

Nice, sloppy congratulations. Hope and change and all that.

I mean, what action would greater illustrate the Obama “administration’s” approach to enemies who have vowed to destroy us?

And Dinner Jacket will find it a nice change from the usual goat banging he engages in.

He needs a release from ordering all of that torturing and killing.

NoDonkey on August 4, 2009 at 10:39 PM

This president is a disaster. This administrations erroneous beliefs will culminate in a colossal mishap. Our Neophyte-in-chief won’t refute or even show an ounce of disdain for these dictators. Obama and his sycophants will lead this country into disaster.

Cr4sh Dummy on August 5, 2009 at 5:21 AM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

A post that long should be a bannable offense.

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

If posts this long are allowed at HA, any problem with me dropping in my newest novel? It’s about a mutant five-legged dog who finds his soulmate in a three-legged bitch and their trials and tribulations while being hunted down by aliens flying around in spaceship shaped like a taco. Only 646 pages.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

You ladies whine much.
What’s the matter, reading keeping you from watching the View today.

Maybe you could let me know what is acceptable,how long a post is allowed to be,and what I should be allowed to say.

If reading is a problem for you blogging may not be your thing.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 5:23 AM

I find Baxter Greene’s comments to be illuminating and very well researched and documented. If they are too taxing for your intellect, by all means skip over his posts and move on to something more suited to your abilities, such as Tom & Jerry reruns or Spongebob Squarepants soliloquies.

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Thank you

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 5:26 AM

I find Baxter Greene’s comments to be illuminating and very well researched and documented.

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Hear, hear! Baxter does great work.

progressoverpeace on August 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Thank you.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 5:27 AM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

If posts this long are allowed at HA, any problem with me dropping in my newest novel? It’s about a mutant five-legged dog who finds his soulmate in a three-legged bitch and their trials and tribulations while being hunted down by aliens flying around in spaceship shaped like a taco. Only 646 pages.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Thanks for the whining.

Now if you could post the rules and regulations for what we are able to post about and how much we can post about it
I will make sure not to harm your delicate and sensitive persona in the future.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 5:33 AM

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Whine much?

If reading is a problem, blogging may not be your thing.

I would never presume to be so superior as to tell someone on here what to say and how they need to say it.

Something about the 1st amendment.

Baxter Greene on August 5, 2009 at 5:37 AM

And yet Obama’s involvement with Honduras is a stark contrast.

shick on August 5, 2009 at 8:09 AM

Another episode of the bozo the clown show.

bluegrass on August 5, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

It was posted in a way that was easy to read, unlike some longer posts I have seen on here. I liked it.

I posted the Gibbs story (with a picture of Neda Agha-Soltanon) my Facebook page. It was graphic but I was making a point.

Is it wrong to want to shock people out of their complacency?

keebs on August 5, 2009 at 9:55 AM

The walkback begins….Gibbs under the Bus?

dmh0667 on August 5, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Gibbs was wrong to say that, and I’m glad he’s reversing course on it.

orange on August 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM

orange on August 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM

How completely reasonable. Who are you and what have you done with my favorite punching bag, orange???

runawayyyy on August 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Gibbs was wrong to say that, and I’m glad he’s reversing course on it.

orange on August 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Now if only you had the courage to disagree before he reversed course.

Scrappy on August 5, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Gibbs is an epic loser, of course. His retreat is par for the O’Bozo course.

PS Loved the haikus, gang. Sorry I missed them last night.

One for the road:

What I said last night?
About Achmedinejad?
Inoperative…

Jaibones on August 5, 2009 at 3:52 PM

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