Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continues his own “preparations” for a meeting with President Barack Obama by reminding the world what he wants. The Iranian news agency Mehr reports that Ahmadinejad promised that Muslims will soon uproot “satanic powers”, and that the mission will spell an end to the United States and Israel. Does this qualify as the “common interests” that Obama sees between Iran and the United States?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted on Monday that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and repeated his controversial belief that Israel will soon disappear, the Mehr news agency reported.

“I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” he said.

“Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.”

Oh, and as for that mutually-assured destruction doctrine on which Obama will rely to contain Iran? He will find the mullahs mad for MAD:

Ahmadinejad also again expressed his apocalyptic vision that tyranny in the world be abolished by the return to earth of the Mahdi, the 12th imam of Shiite Islam, alongside great religious figures including Jesus Christ.

“With the appearance of the promised saviour… and his companions such as Jesus Christ, tyranny will be soon be eradicated in the world.”

It sounds like the League of Super Best Friends. It’s only missing Joseph Smith, Krishna, Shiva, and Moses:

Small wonder that John McCain took an opportunity today to ridicule Obama’s naivete regarding Iran:

So what preparations does Obama plan to make to find common ground with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Trading Israel as a means of appeasement?