They Damned Well Better Had

…as far as America’s concerned. Of course, as Bingley pointed out, Europe would prefer to write a stern letter.

Five months after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election as president of Iran, some leading figures in Tehran’s “mullahcracy” who backed him as a candidate are desperately trying to rein him in.

Sucks when your machinations bite you in the ayatollah a$$ahollah, doesn’t it?

10 Responses to “They Damned Well Better Had”

  1. jeremy says:

    interesting article. i really really thought 10 countries joined the eu, not 8.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    He [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] is affiliated with the Hojjatieh movement, which is preparing for the return of the 12th imam, who disappeared down a well in the ninth century.
    The Iranian theocracy should have remembered that old saying, “Be careful of what you wish for, you might get it.”

  3. A warm Swill welcome, jeremy! (Periscope is one of Newsweek’s better features.) And you appear to be entirely correct, according to this and this:

    The EU took in 10 new members – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia – on 1 May, 2004.

    (Not quite sure where others get “8”, but there are a few. Peculiar.)

  4. John says:

    Well, I see Poland listed twice, and maybe they don’t count Cyprus as a country.

  5. Oh! No duh, huh? I’ll need to investigate foithuh.

  6. Okay, I get

    “Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus and Malta” with “Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania fared better according to the Commission.
    Along with Slovenia…”

    …makes ten.

  7. Mr. Bingley says:

    there’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium
    and nitrogen and oxygen and hydrogen and helium…

  8. Dave J says:

    The more countries that join the EU, the more unwieldy it becomes…which is good, because that generally means it does less.

  9. Cindermutha says:

    So I guess now we sit back, make some popcorn see what the ayatollahs do about the problem they created.

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