Monday, June 22, 2009

The George Bush of Iran

Ahmadinejad is the "George Bush of Iran": both tortured people, hate government transparency, answer to a shadowy figure (Cheney vs. Khamenei), jailed people without giving them a public trial, stole an election, think God is on their side, and ran the economy into the ground! What more do you need, except the smirk?

If this were a Tom Toles cartoon, the lower right hand portion of the drawing would read, "One person isn't responsible for unnecessarily killing 100,000 Iraqis and 4,200 Americans. Almost a perfect match."

1 comment:

Common Sense said...

I don't think it's a bad analogy. The difference lies in the underlying systems they come from. America allowed an Obama to be elected following Bush. It remains to be seen whether true change can come to Iran. I hope their Obama is on his way soon as well but it's hard to be optimistic when you look at the current state of affairs there.