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Drudge trotted out his flashing lightbulb for an old story:

Iran Prepared to Fill Iraq Power Vacuum
Aug 28 10:07 AM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Tuesday that a power vacuum is imminent in Iraq and said that Iran was ready to help fill the gap.

“The political power of the occupiers is collapsing rapidly,” Ahmadinejad said at a press conference in Tehran, referring to U.S. troops in Iraq. “Soon, we will see a huge power vacuum in the region. Of course, we are prepared to fill the gap, with the help of neighbors and regional friends like Saudi Arabia, and with the help of the Iraqi nation.”

He says this every other day, except for the last line, which I suppose can be written off to his astrological location, too close to blue lights etc. I mean, the Saudis would love to deliver him to one of their vaunted executioners, and the Iraqis mostly hate Iran and Iranians…if only charley chaplin were still alive, we could have some fun with all those guys in Tehran running around in turbans, wearing women’s clothes, and claiming to be the rulers of the world…


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