[Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian leader] claims that the octopus is a symbol of decadence and decay among "his enemies"… the Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading "western propaganda and superstition."Anything that winds up the daft and mad Iranian President must surely be a good thing, on reflection.
Paul [the octopus] was mentioned by Mr Ahmadinejad on various occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend. Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values," he said.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Why I Now Quite Like The Psychic Octopus
My contempt for the so-called 'Psychic Octopus' was expressed here, a feeling made worse by the fact that he had the same name as me. But my views have slightly changed, because apparently the Iranian President is not a fan: