Iran: We’re No. 1

I’m not sure how well they do in the computer power rankings, but Ahmadinejad has declared Iran to be the world’s number one power:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Thursday that Iran was the world’s “number one” power, as he launched a bitter new assault on domestic critics he accused of siding with the enemy.”Everybody has understood that Iran is the number one power in the world,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech to families who lost loved ones in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

“Today the name of Iran means a firm punch in the teeth of the powerful and it puts them in their place,” he added in the address broadcast live on state television.

Ohio State made similar claims of being number one going into the BCS Championship game the past two years. That didn’t work out too well.  It seems to me that, while perhaps they are stronger now than in the past, Iran spent years in a stand off with Iraq. Iraq’s reputation as the world’s number four power after the invasion of Kuwait turned out to be greatly exaggerated.

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    Kaligula says:

    lol…yeah, but Ahmadinejad would be Tressel’s bitch on the gridiron…

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