Pot-Kettlism Defined

From Holden:

Your president speaks.

“Today, Iran is ruled by men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world. Power is in the hands of an unelected few who have retained power through an electoral process that ignores the basic requirements of democracy,” Bush said in a statement released by the White House.

Leading conservative Iranian presidential candidate Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani responds*.

“Today, America is ruled by men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world. Power is in the hands of an unelected few who have retained power through an electoral process that ignores the basic requirements of democracy.”

*OK, Rafsanjani did not really say that. Here’s what he had to say:

Rafsanjani recently told CNN television that the time could be right to open a “new chapter” in relations with the United States, saying he might favor “a policy of relaxation and detente” if Washington also showed goodwill.

“But if the United States wants to continue its obstructions and past hostility, then the previous conditions will persist,” he said.