The Tehran Times has endorsed John Kerry:
The office of Senator John Kerry, the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary in the U.S., sent the Mehr News Agency an e-email saying that Kerry will try to repair the damage done by the incumbent president if he wins the election. The text of the e-mail follows:
“As Americans who have lived and worked extensively overseas, we have personally witnessed the high regard with which people around the world have historically viewed the United States. Sadly, we are also painfully aware of how the actions and the attitudes demonstrated by the U.S. government over the past three years have threatened the goodwill earned by presidents of both parties over many decades and put many of our international relationships at risk.”
Etcetera. Ad nauseam.
Which led to this Cox and Forkum cartoon:
Which I’m sure is terribly unfair. Somehow. But does anyone seriously doubt that terrorists everywhere are hoping desperately that John Kerry will win the election?
UPDATE: The Mehr News Agency appears to be an official organ of the Islamofascist government of Iran. Here is a sample of their political views:
Bush’s comments on Monday that Syria and Iran continue to harbor and assist terrorists, is totally unacceptable. It must be pointed out that it is the United States that in the very mean time is harboring terrorists in Iraq.
The Zionist lobby’s efforts leveling unfounded allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and putting pressure on the U.S. and the EU have recently gained momentum. Its efforts started simultaneously with the increase in martyrdom-seeking operation of the Palestinian nation against the Israeli regime and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s oppressive measures against Palestinians.
Also concurrent with developments, the Iraqi people’s attacks on the U.S. and British occupying forces have increased too. It is crystal clear that in a bid to detract world attention from their problems, both the U.S. and the Zionist regime have intensified their assaults on Iran.
I’m sure there is a non-treasonous explanation why John Kerry’s campaign is sending emails to the Mehr News Agency criticizing the Bush administration’s war on terror. Offhand, though, I can’t think of one.
Thanks to Emma’s excellent blog Insomnomaniac for starting me down this path.