Iran Has A New President


iran-election-0615-horizontal-galleryIran has a new President, reformist cleric Hasan Rowhani. He replaces outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who couldn’t run again due to term limits. Rowhani promised to make peace with the world and get the UN sanctions lifted from his country that he said Ahmadinejad caused. His winning campaign slogan was “Who Wants Bread?”

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33 Comments

  1. tripleogtim

    June 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    What do the USA and Iran have in common?

    When a new President is elected, its still the same old fucking bullshit

  2. Captain Geech

    June 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    whew!!! Now on to arming Syria so we can fight against our own weapons in 10 years.

  3. ADomeApart

    June 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Hardliner, reformer, it makes ZERO difference in Iran.  Each candidate has to be personally approved by the clerical leadership including the Ayatollah so the new boss is exactly the same as the old boss.

    • Amsterclam

      June 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      ADomeApart The Republicans were ready to send the troops in  every time the last guy said anything provocative.  And Romney was already sold on a war with Iran. So, even though he’s not the top guy, having someone in there who does a little less tough talking will be nice.

      • Beer

        June 15, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        So Romney wouldn’t have got a piece prize by doing nothing?

  4. Smoky Mountain Cabin

    June 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Vote or Die!.. by stoning.

  5. yashar_o

    June 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Shame on whoever published this!! there was no such thing as “Who Wants Bread?” Stop publishing lies. I lived over 16years in Iran, and I promise you it is not as bad as media tries to show it to us. Although this country is facing economic sanctions but its not like Africa that people die from hunger.

    • Mister Obvious

      June 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      yashar_o  Do they have a lot of butter?

    • Fez Whatley

      June 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      yashar_o It was Iran’s own new President who campaigned on the fact that Ahmadinejad caused the sanctions that have food prices and inflation to be at record highs.  This is one of the things he promised, to work with the rest of the world so Iranians could have and afford basic needs.

    • mascan42

      June 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      yashar_o Did you wake up today and say “I think I’ll reinforce some Arab stereotypes on a website I’ve never heard of before”?

      • Mister Obvious

        June 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm

        mascan42 yashar_o  Fez schooled you yashar

      • Greatly Fatigued

        June 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        @Mister Obvious They are not Arabs.

      • Fez Whatley

        June 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

        mascan42 yashar_o Blame the new President of Iran., those are his thoughts about hunger and access to food in that country. Inflation is insane there. Goods can’t be brought in.  His campaign was run on the fact that he wants to get the country out of economic turmoil. Maybe this guy is the answer to Iran’s problems. That’s if the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lets him have any real power.  Or is that just throwing out another stereotype, that the Guardian Council, has the real power in the country?

      • Mister Obvious

        June 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        Fez Whatley mascan42 yashar_o funny stuff Fez  
                            FEZ IS BACK FEZ IS BACK

      • Rich the fireman

        June 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        @Mister Obvious Fez Whatley mascan42 yashar_o The American military industrial complex won’t be happy if the new guy makes nice.

      • Mister Obvious

        June 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

        Rich the fireman Fez Whatley mascan42 yashar_o shhhhhhhhhh
          The NSA watches

      • Rich the fireman

        June 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

        @Mister Obvious Rich the fireman Fez Whatley mascan42 yashar_o Oh no I forgot!

    • galactictraveler

      June 16, 2013 at 9:01 am

      So why are you here ? Making some good bread !?

  6. gopackjo

    June 15, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I was in Iran earlier this year.  Guessing this ‘moderate’ won’t change a lot for women.  On arrival, all the women on my flight had to stop before passport control to put on a horse blanket.  ‘Moderate’.

  7. Willie Nillie

    June 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I think that guy got his hat off a horse

  8. Shaggyballz74

    June 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t know about his politics but these Iranian Presidents really now how  to grow a beard

    • Cheese Steak the Works

      June 17, 2013 at 3:00 am

      Shaggyballz74 They just grow them for NHL playoffs,  All Iranians are inot hockey

  9. mascan42

    June 15, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    So now my “Mahmoud I’m-a-dinner-jacket” jokes are out of date now?

  10. Scott From Jersey

    June 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Camel Clutch for all !!!!

  11. Rich the fireman

    June 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    In an unrelated story, Dollar Shave Club closes 20 stores in Iran

  12. ecupirate

    June 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Damn I was for sure Ahamadinejad’s members only jackets were finally making a comeback around the world

  13. jasonhathaway

    June 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I believe his slogan was hope and change.

  14. Mister Mattituck

    June 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Wait a minute, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad respects the imposed term limits, but Queen Bloomberg doesn’t?

    • Beer

      June 16, 2013 at 2:01 am

      Yea but 16 oz camel milks are banned

  15. FLprodivider66

    June 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    They asked me but “Iran”…”Iran so far away!” (Sorry, I got nothing)

  16. galactictraveler

    June 16, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Hope he’s got his will done .

  17. Phil from Chicopee

    June 16, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Give ’Em Hell, Rowhani!