Ahmadinejad to Flex for Iraq

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is making a historic visit to Iraq this weekend, and though little information has been released about his itinerary, Reuters is advising that a show of force designed to underscore Iran's powerful role in the region should be anticipated. The pint-sized Persian has kicked off the chest-thumping early by claiming today that "Iran is the number one power in the world," and is expected to amplify that message during his weekend jaunt to Iraq by breaking a toothpick over his knee, building a graham cracker fort all by himself, and slaying Ernie the Keebler elf in a gladiator battle presided over by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki. Reuters

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