There are so many twits out there, but Mahmoud Ahmedinejad stands head and shoulders above everyone else this week. With nothing better or more important to talk about, the Iranian leader laid in to poor old Paul the Octopus, claiming that tentacled football sage is a symbol of “decadence and decay” among his “enemies”.
It says something that this silly little man cannot differentiate between something that was a minor distraction – a bit of fun, to wit – and a serious belief system. Unless, of course, he believes that all of us here in the West are now adherents of a new-fangled and mysterious octopus cult, whose tentacles are ready to envelope and take over the entire world, covering all of its foes in clouds of black ink.
…the Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading “western propaganda and superstition” … “Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values,” he said.
Hmm. Says the man who is one of the leading mouthpieces for a mediaeval political movement masquerading as a religion that believes in… Human perfection? Sacred values? Oh never mind.