The commentary itself is fairly banal. But delivered in those mellow, reassuring, cracker-barrel tones? That’s the wisdom of the ages you’re hearing there, pal.

Speaking of whining Iranians, check out what state media is doing to Ahmadinejad’s speeches. Looks like there really is something to those rumors about the leadership being unhappy with his rhetorical excesses.

Update: I missed it in my first listen, but our commenters are right. Not only does Thompson give the date of the battle of Thermopylae as 480 A.D., he refers to Iranians storming our embassy in, um, 1971. Which brings us to our quote of the day:

If I remember my history correctly, that’s exactly what happened.