Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Obama a "Cowboy" Just Like Bush

| by Reason Foundation

By Michael C. Moynihan

President Obama "is under the pressure of capitalists and the Zionists," says Iran's lilliputian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and is a "cowboy" like former President George W. Bush. Ahmadinejad was responding to an Obama administration pledge to reduce the scenarios in which nuclear weapons are "on the table," excepting the case of Iran and North Korea. Unless the administration shuts up and alters its policy, he blustered, Iran will commence with its "tooth-breaking" response:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided Obama on Wednesday, depicting him as an ineffective leader influenced by Israel to target Iran more aggressively.

"American materialist politicians, whenever they are beaten by logic, immediately resort to their weapons like cowboys," Ahmadinejad said in a speech before a crowd of several thousand in northwestern Iran.

"Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer (to politics). Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience. Be careful not to read just any paper put in front of you or repeat any statement recommended," Ahmadinejad said in the speech, aired live on state TV.

Ahmadinejad said Obama "is under the pressure of capitalists and the Zionists" and vowed Iran would not be pushed around. "(American officials) bigger than you, more bullying than you, couldn't do a damn thing, let alone you," he said, addressing Obama.

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