Dennis Parrin is on the money as regards Ahmadenijad hysteria:
If you at all doubt that imperialism warps the brain, just listen to the charges that Ahmadinejad, who has no power over the Iranian military, is gleefully killing U.S. troops in Iraq. The nerve of that bloodthirsty tyrant! Sending munitions into a bordering country that’s under foreign occupation and is being bombed by Western planes. Who the fuck does he think he is? Iraq belongs to the U.S.! Only we have the right to be there, given our long-standing cultural ties with the Shi’a majority and our national adherence to Muslim law. If anybody’s out of place in Iraq, it’s the imperialist Iranians!