Khaji Brigje at night, Isfahan, Iran
Middle East

Iran’s useful idiot…

Lara Marlowe in the Times:

Iran opposed the 2003 invasion, saying it was immoral and illegal. But it brought Tehran’s proteges to power and gave Iran more influence than Washington in Baghdad.

“The US fulfilled our goals for us,” says Hossein Sheikholeslam, a veteran Iranian diplomat and foreign-policy adviser to the Iranian parliamentary speaker.

“No idiot ever helped as us much as George W Bush.”