"This has been a terrible idea. You know, the Americans are suffering, and you will see the result of this mistake in the upcoming polls in the United States."I love this quote. Do the women in Iran know this?
The idea that Western-style democracy could be "exported" to the Middle East was flawed from the beginning, Mr Khatami said.
"It's a great joke - the greatest joke that Mr Bush said, that he would like to export democracy to the Middle East.
"Democracy is not something to get exported."
During the speech he also urged British Muslims to obey UK law, saying they are "British first" and had no religious obligation to wear a scarf or veil.My Jewish friends would call that Chutzpah. Mr. Khatami doesn't have many Jewish friends though...
Oh, he also sounds like Ralph Peters...but that is a different post.