Iran’s Latest Enemy: Paul the Octopus

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Paul the Octopus

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Who knew an agent of “propaganda” could have eight legs?

The Telegraph reports that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, has spoken out against the cephalopod, who correctly predicted all of Germany’s World Cup outcomes — and Spain’s eventual win.

In recent speeches, he called Paul out, saying he spreads “western propaganda and suspicion,” and that “those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection.”

We get it, Ahmadinejad. But look, just because Paul didn’t predict Iran would take the whole thing doesn’t mean you have to call him evil. He just calls it like it is — or will be.