In an Arab spoof, posted on The Pan-Arabia Enquirer website, which, according to its website, was "recently voted the 16th funniest Middle East-based independent satirical publication," Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad offers debate advice to President Barack Obama ahead of the crucial second head-to-head presidential debate.
In the spoof, Ahmadinejad claims he has “the key” to restoring Obama’s lead in the opinion polls.
“Firstly, lose the tie. Too stiff. Too aloof. Too 20th century,” he says. “Secondly, don’t answer any questions. Nobody has the right to ask you anything, you’re the [expletive] president, dude. Thirdly, more finger jabbing. It doesn’t matter what you’re saying, jab your finger in the air like you won’t take any s*** from anyone. Try it.. say ‘I demand apple flavoured shisha every night at 6 p.m.’. Nothing, right? Now say it while jabbing your finger on the words ‘demand’, ‘shisha’ and ‘6 p.m.’… see? Everyone at the New York Post [expletive] themselves.”
The New York Post had delivered a parody “gift basket” to Ahmadinejad’s luxury suit at the Warwick Hotel during his trip to New York, where the addressed the United Nations General Assembly.
IN the satire on the Arba website, Ahmadinejad also responds to Mitt Romney’s recent comment that the Middle East was “longing for American leadership”.
“Sure, we’re longing for American leadership,” he supposedly says. “We’re longing for it much like we’re longing for leprosy or Paris Hilton’s next studio album.”