Thursday, June 30, 2005

A full circle in Iran

Hmmm .. Let's see ....
1979, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cohorts-in-arms seize the US embassy in Teheran, taking hostages.
1981, Republican homeboy Reagan campaigns on the issue of American hostages and wins the election. Minutes after he is sworn in, the hostages are released.
2002, Republican asshat George "President" Bush delivers Axis of Evil speech which includes Iran, later inviting any nations interested in jihadist endeavours to "Bring it on" in order to boost his dropping sperm count.
2004, An indignant Bush insists he really meant "Bring It On" just as a metaphor and now would nations please stop bringing it on?
2005, Same abovementioned Bush gives Iranian voters the finger, who, having been taunted by the big infidel dog one time too many, vote in the same Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranian president out of spite.

Mahmoudsan (just cos Ahmadinejadsan sounds too contrived) also happens to be an extremely hardline pro-nuclear nutjob. Kinda like a mid-eastern version of our great leader this side of the Atlantic, except I'm sure he has a lot less brush to clear on his ranch. Seems like everything's come back a full circle and America and the world and everyone and their uncle are safer.


Temujin said...

The Iranian election was anything but free and fair. Hundreds of potential candidates were not allowed to run for office, and the hardliner only won because there was no clear majority after the first round of voting.

gawker said...

It might not have been fair, but the people still had a choice of voting for the relatively liberal Rafsanjani. Although true, I do see your point. Still, my point was also the irony in that in 1979, Ahmadinejad did Reagan a favor by getting him elected, and in 2005, Bush returned the favor by alienating the Iranians enough to get the same Ahmadinejad elected.