Tuesday, October 19, 2004

More election observers

Aside from powerful endorsements for John Kerry and left-wing Brits sticking their noses where they don't belong, we now have more folks wanting to come over and be election observers:
TEHRAN: Iran's hardline Basij militia has written to UN secretary general Kofi Annan to ask if the Islamic republic can send observers to the US presidential election in November, a government newspaper said on Monday.
"By this symbolic request, we want to ridicule the so-called democratic slogans of the American leaders," a Basij official, Said Toutunshian, told the Iran newspaper.
"We want to say to the whole world that the presence of observers from the Islamic republic of Iran, the most democratic regime in the world, is necessary to guarantee the smooth running of the American elections."
The Basij is a volunteer army attached to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Islamic republic's ideological army.
Can anyone send me the appropriate translation for "go pound sand" or perhaps a more forceful reply? As if we want representitives of governments that do this to children to come over here and "observe" us:
Almost two months after having hanged a 16 years-old girl, the ruling Iranian ayatollahs are to commit another human crime by condemning another young girl to stoning.

According to Iranian and foreign press, Zhila Izadi, a 13 years old girl from the north-western city of Marivan had been condemned to death by stoning after being found that she had been pregnant from her 15 years-old brother. ...

While Zhila as been sentenced to stoning, her brother, jailed in Tehran, is to receive only 150 lashes, in accordance with Islamic laws.

I take that back. "Go pound sand" is far too charitable for these filthy, repulsive swine.