Once upon a time, there was a president. A president…. who may or may not have taken American embassy staff hostage in 1979.
A president….. who was a professor of engineering.
An unpopular president…. who does not really have the final say in running his own nation’s foreign or domestic policy (that would be Ayatollah Khamenei and the Guardian Council of religious figures).
And quibbles about little things…. like whether the Holocaust happened or not (it did).
And was introduced as a “petty and cruel dictator” by the president of Columbia in a very good, if not a bit overdone speech (a bit harsh really since Ahmadinejad was elected in a landslide and can’t dictate much).
Because who wants a war if the bad guy doesn’t have facial hair?