August 5, 2009

EVEN OUT AMERICANED BY THE FROGS?:

Whoops! Gibbs Retracts Calling Ahmadinejad the “Elected Leader” of Iran (Jake Tapper, August 05, 2009, Political Punch)


Gibbs’ reference to Ahmadinejad as “elected” rankled many in the Iranian dissident community, and stood in contrast to comments by France’s spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs who, when asked if France recognizes Ahmadinejad as having been reelected, said “France ’s position of principle, in accordance with international law, is to recognize states, not governments.”

On Air Force One today, Gibbs told reporters that he wanted to "correct a little bit of what I said yesterday. I denoted that Mr. Ahmadinejad was the elected leader of Iran. I would say it's not for me to pass judgment on. He's been inaugurated, that's a fact. Whether any election was fair, obviously the Iranian people still have questions about that and we'll let them decide that. But I would simply say he's been inaugurated and we know that is simply a fact."


Could he be more mealy-mouthed?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 5, 2009 12:41 PM
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