Ahmadinejad Congratulates Obama

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Barack Obama on his election, apparently without preconditions. Ahmadinejad sent Obama a message, applauding him for “attracting the majority of the voters in the election.” It is the first time since the 1979 Revolution that any Iranian leader has offered such a blessing to an American president-elect. Cue the rightwing frenzy.