Voting for the Mahdi

When the last Iranian filed out of the last polling station June 24th, 2005, a choice had been made – a decision taken. Iran voted to bring in the Mahdi.

That decision will shake the world in ways that it has not been shaken since the coming of Hitler.

Like prewar Germany, Iranians feel abused by the western powers. Like prewar Germany, the Iranians need someone to give them pride in themselves.

Like prewar Germany, they chose a brilliant, charismatic fanatic.

And, he really looks like a nice guy.

He’s self-deprecating.

He’s a professor of civil engineering.

And, that boyish smile of his… you’d make a million if you bottled it.

The problem is that all of his charm is wrapped around statements like this:

“They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets.”

Here’s another:

“Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury.”

There’s a lot more where they came from, but the point is this: Iranians voted him into power. They LIKE hearing this stuff. They obviously AGREE with it.

Now, let’s go and give them nuclear weapons.