Iran so far away

Here are some of the details of Iranian President Ahmadinejad's view of the world. Apparently, his favorite prophet is going to return to earth after a period of bloody destruction and usher in a millenium of peace.

Now, it is pretty common for fringe elements of various religions to predict the imminent return of their prophet, the supernatural and violent destruction of those who don't agree with them, and a future period of peace and prosperity for the elect. However, you just don't expect somebody who indulges in such fantasies to be elected president, particularly of a country as sophisticated as Iran.