Speaker of Iranian parliament: We’re pullin’ for Hope and Change

posted at 10:05 pm on October 22, 2008 by Allahpundit

Can’t fault his logic. If there’s one thing a fundie working on nuclear weapons should want in an enemy, it’s … “flexibility.”

“We are leaning more in favor of Barack Obama because he is more flexible and rational, even though we know American policy will not change that much,” Larijani said at a press conference during a visit to Bahrain…

Larijani, a leading figure in the conservative camp in Iran, also said the United States was too busy dealing with the global financial crisis to consider waging an attack on Iran.

“The risk was low before,” he said. “But now I am 100% certain that the United States will not unleash a war against Iran. The economic crisis has cost the United States $1.4 trillion and Washington is working to resolve its internal problems and not a war.”

Some of you will know who this guy is, most of you probably won’t. He’s no bit player; before he was speaker, he was Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and before that he was one of the supreme leader’s national security advisors. He’s Khamenei’s fair-haired boy (and a bitter rival of Ahmadinejad), so when he purports to speak for the Iranian government, he’s not puffing.

You might be hearing this nifty little endorsement mentioned by McCain in the next few days, possibly in connection with the words “Biden” and “crisis.” Imagine the ads the weekend before election day: “Iran supports Obama” from Team Maverick and “Osama support McCain” from Team Barry. Awesome.

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Haven’t Chavez and Castro endorsed the Messiah?

MarkTheGreat on October 23, 2008 at 7:05 AM

They see Obama as another Jimmy Carter and as someone they can push around and get concessions from.

Dreadnought223 on October 22, 2008 at 10:26 PM

In other words, the Iranians have accurately sized up Obama as the weak-kneed, appeasement-loving tool that he is. Is it any wonder that Obama is the preferred candidate for crazy Iranians, terror groups like Hamas, Commie thugs like Kim Jong Il, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez, or that he is the officially endorsed candidate of the Communist Party, USA?

No American in his or her right mind should even be considering voting for the candidate that all of America’s worst enemies are so eager to see in the White House.

AZCoyote on October 23, 2008 at 7:16 AM

“Osama support McCain” from Team Barry. Awesome.

I thought dead voters broke heavily Democrat.

BadgerHawk on October 23, 2008 at 8:26 AM

And besides, Obama bin lying will let us take a few free shots at Israel, before he takes it to the UN for admonishment.

why would any Jew vote for this creature ….

tarpon on October 23, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Steal yourselves for disastrous times and internal strife. If Obama is elected we’ll see the Constitution stomped into the ground. Does anybody really understand what is about to happen to us . . . get ready to say hello to the “Union of Socialist States of America” (USSA).

rplat on October 23, 2008 at 8:37 AM

Obama will be the Antireagan. The DAY Reagan took office the Iranians returned the hostages out of fear. The day Obambi takes office Jihadists all over the world will be loosed.

Mojave Mark on October 23, 2008 at 9:04 AM

I sort of agree with you Moj. Anti-Reagan!
Fairness doctrine will come back etc.

FOlks need to know the “test” the next President will face could very well be Iran carpet-bagging Iraq when we’re looking the other way with the unrest Obama would cause for one, and perhaps a fake swoosh on Isreal to start it off. Todays world isnt something to be taken lightly people. Russia could then feel free to mix it up in the Ukraine. So you have Putin and Iran’s Akjbeijiilooobad or whatever his name is to potentially deal with. We dont have time for Obama’s on the job training.

johnnyU on October 23, 2008 at 9:42 AM

First Jimmy Carter, then Bill Clinton and now boy wonder Obama- these dems have straw spines and offer nothing but appeasement. Dictators everywhere will rejoice if BO is elected. The dimocrats Clinton and Carter have proven this already. Our country doesn’t need a celebrity, we need a leader. God help us to gain seats in the House and Senate.

la.rt.wngr on October 23, 2008 at 10:10 AM

It is troubling to read comments here.You are telling us(the rest of the world)the U.S is the greatest,richest,most powerful,most innovation for all to aspire to be like.
But disagree with your politic’s then they are terrorists?Obama/Osama-you all should be ashamed.

The U.S election is followed closely around the world ,which may seem odd in America.
Your domestic policies,like your health system etc isn’t of much interest.
It’s your FOREIGN POLICY -not even right wing foreign policy ,your joint history over the last 50 years and future predictions.

So excuse us for thinking it’s not funny for John McCain to sing bomb,bomb,bomb Iran.
‘Wipe Israel off the map’-never said it.The belief that Iran is the biggest threat to freedom in the middle east-WHAT.? Iran will carpet bag Iraq?.

It’s this ‘i can see Russia from my house’ Bush like knowledge of the world that makes us doubt your sanity.
It is not that we love Obama ,it would be anyone from any party who recognises what the Bush doctrine has done to the world,that by the way we share.

mags on October 23, 2008 at 12:11 PM

Hey mags, we need a president who loves and will defend our country; Obama does not. Just look at his associates, they all suck. You may now go back to DU.

la.rt.wngr on October 23, 2008 at 4:35 PM

It’s interesting to note that some analysts think that Iran will need to start behaving itself because of Obama:


Don’t kid yourself. The big winner over the last 8 years in the Middle East has been Iran. It’s power and sphere of influence have been greatly enhanced due to Bush policies.

bayam on October 23, 2008 at 6:35 PM