Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Space Cadet

You didn’t expect me to let this story go, did you?

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space program, Iranian media reported.


“I am ready to be the first human to be sent to space by Iranian scientists,” Ahmadinejad said on Monday, on the sidelines of an exhibition of space achievements in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Sending living things into space is the result of Iranian efforts and the dedication of thousands of Iranian scientists.”

I’m a bit confused by this story, since I thought Iran had already sent him to space last week.

Nevertheless, if there’s a way to send him on a one-way trip, I’m all for it.

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  • Norman B.

    Not that this will change a thing. The ayatollahs would then have to find a new mouthpiece.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    I say give President Iranian Space Monkey a shot. What’s the worse that could happen? It blows up on the pad?

  • Jim from Iowa

    I saw a peanut stand
    Heard a rubber band
    I saw a needle
    That winked it’s eye
    But I think I will have seen
    Most everything
    When I see
    Ahmadinejad fly (into space).

    adapted from “When I See A Elephant Fly” from “Dumbo”

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  • Morris Katz

    I’d be happy to send Ahmadinejad into space. The Rslph Kramden way. Bang! Zoom!

  • Honorary

    It was his picture, it was him, they put him on diet, so he will fit into that outfit.

  • anneinpt

    But.. but… don’t they call Jews pigs and monkeys? In that case either Ahmadinejad is a Jew, or the first Iranian in space was a Jew.

    /head exploding from cognitive dissonance…

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