Will the news from Iran ever get better?:
Iran's ultra-conservative president elect said last night that he wants "fair" relations with the entire world, but warned western nations not to issue demands to his country, which the US accuses of wanting to build nuclear weapons.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech came during an exclusive interview with state-run Iranian television and indicated the new Iranian leader's apparent determination to not bow to US demands to curtail his country's nuclear programme.
"We are urging fair relations with the world, but people are being blocked by some who claim they promote democracy and freedom but act vice versa when they deal with Iranians," Mr Ahmadinejad said in an apparent reference to the US.
We need a nuclear-armed Iran about as much as we need an operative willing to undermine CIA non-proliferation efforts for partisan political purposes. Oh, how I long to see Rove in jail. That's about as unlikely, I know, as being able to send him a yellow cake with a file in it.
History lesson -- from a book I read, not a laptop -- Ahmadinejad is probably making reference to the U.S. and U.K. coup which toppled the democratically elected Mossadegh and restored the corrupt Shah to the throne of Iran.