Ahmadinejad vs. Psychic Soccer Octopus

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has once again demonstrated his intellect and reason to the world by denouncing Paul the psychic octopus as spreading "western propaganda and superstition." Paul gained international fame by correctly predicting many of the German soccer team's games in the World Cup.

This did not impress the hard-line Ahmedinejad, who today announced, "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."

Ahmedinejad joins PETA in their opposition to Paul's prognostications, a fact that neither the Iranian president nor the animal rights group would probably be very happy to discover.

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