October 19, 2004

THE ONES WHO WANT IN FROM THE COLD:

Bush Receives Endorsement From Iran (ALI AKBAR DAREINI, 10/19/04, Associated Press)

The head of Iran's security council said Tuesday that the re-election of President Bush was in Tehran's best interests, despite the administration's axis of evil label, accusations that Iran harbors al-Qaida terrorists and threats of sanctions over the country's nuclear ambitions.

Historically, Democrats have harmed Iran more than Republicans, said Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body.

"We haven't seen anything good from Democrats," Rowhani told state-run television in remarks that, for the first time in recent decades, saw Iran openly supporting one U.S. presidential candidate over another.


The rise of a series of Shi'a republics depends on American might.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 19, 2004 10:59 PM
Comments

Are you sure this isn't just a roundabout way of endorsing Kerry? The Iranians are smart enough to know that their endorsement isn't exactly a boon to either candidate, so they give it to the one they fear.

Posted by: Timothy at October 19, 2004 11:55 PM

Boy, Kerry offers these people free nuclear reactor material and this is the thanks he gets...

Posted by: John at October 19, 2004 11:57 PM

I'd prefer if Iran didn't do this. Previously Bush was getting the good endorsements (Putin, Japan, etc) while Kerry was getting the bad ones (Arafat, etc)

Posted by: AWW at October 20, 2004 1:02 AM

Read the last paragraph again. It sounds like "anybody but a Democrat".

Posted by: AllenS at October 20, 2004 1:05 AM

Well, Iran did benefit from having Carter in office during the hostage ordeal: Reagan would've bombed Iran. (As would I have).

Also, the US re-established some diplomatic ties with Iran during Clinton's terms.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 20, 2004 3:45 AM

True that, if by "bomb" you mean gave them bombs.

Posted by: enzo at October 20, 2004 1:47 PM

enzo:

Remember the Libyan raid ?

Qaddaffi does.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 21, 2004 3:05 AM

Yeah, he remembers a pinprick, after which he shot down one of our airliners, with no consequences.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 22, 2004 4:57 PM
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