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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad … Space Cadet?

posted at 9:30 am on February 4, 2013 by

Come on — that joke was too good to pass up:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he’s ready to be the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of manned space flight.

Ahmadinejad says he’s willing to sacrifice his life for Iran’s ambitious space program.

You know what makes the joke even more funny?

His comments were reported on Monday by the official IRNA news agency.

Yes, apparently that’s what the official state media considers to be a positive story for their president-in-name-only.

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Would be a tragedy if the craft burned up in the atmosphere (or was shot down).

nobar on February 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

How many monkeys are they planning on sending up?!

Shy Guy on February 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I think they should just strap Amadamnnutjob to the outside of the rocket. That would seem to satisfy both his ideas……

GWB on February 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Shy Guy on February 4, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Beat me to it. I was going to say.

That wasn’t a monkey?!?

Oil Can on February 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

They launched an ape into space. Time to send a pig.

CorporatePiggy on February 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

***LOL,OutRagey OutRagey ******

The Hill ‏@thehill

.@SenJohnMcCain: ‘Lighten up’ about joke comparing #Ahmadinejad to monkey http://bit.ly/WMcy9Z #Iran
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John McCain ‏@SenJohnMcCain

So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn’t he just there last week? “Iran launches monkey into space” http://news.yahoo.com/iran-launches-monkey-space-showing-missile-progress-003037176.html

https://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Gawd,I do hope theres no Mahdi Stuck in the Well in Space!!
(snark)

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Good Gawd,I hate to Defend McCain,but,Iran/Persia
does want to Vapourize,

Big and Little Satan!

The Hill ‏@thehill

UPDATED: .@repjustinamash: McCain joke likening Ahmadinejad to monkey ‘racist’ http://bit.ly/WMcy9Z BY @JTSTheHill #Iran

canopfor on February 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I endorse this idea. Especially if he stays there.

Red Cloud on February 4, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Personally I always thought of him as a ” Space Cadet ” .

Lucano on February 4, 2013 at 3:07 PM

This is the reason we developed the SM-6.

BobMbx on February 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM

…isn’t that what NASA is for now?

KOOLAID2 on February 4, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Hey, I vote for sending him on a one way trip into space. Along with all the other mad Mullahs of Iran.

SC.Charlie on February 5, 2013 at 6:44 AM

I think NASA should help him out on this one. Offer to send him up on the condition that he gets himself down on his own.

HotAirian on February 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM