Mahmoud’s Man

Hamas once endorsed Barack Obama in this year’s race, but withdrew their endorsement when Obama disappointed them. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, has no such reservations. Barack Obama is his man, as the Boston Globe reports:

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad weighed in on the US presidential election today, noting that only one of the candidates supports restoring diplomatic contact with Iran.

In response to a question from an American student about whether he supports Democratic nominee Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, Ahmadinejad did not explicitly name Obama but said: “The American government 28 years ago decided on its own to cut its ties with Iran . . .We do prefer to have relations, whereas one of the candidates in this election would prefer that.”

Most voters don’t seem to care much about foreign affairs these days. Still, being Mahoud Ahmadinejad’s favorite presumably won’t be viewed as a plus by most Americans.

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