Well now that Obama has been elected and we can see the liberal media (i.e. the BBC) having a smug love in this has come in from the said BBC.
A bit of info just to clarify matters on Ahmadinejad and his regime:
1. They have killed hundreds of US and UK troops with EFPs issued to Shia militants in Iraq.
2. They have issued rockets used to bombard bases in Iraq and the US Embassy.
3. They support that is they finance and equip Hezbollah whose aim is to destroy Israel.
4. The earlier mentioned Shia militants have killed thousands of Sunni Arabs in Iraq through ethnic cleansing.
5. He has repeatedly called for Israel's destruction and he also hosts holocaust denial conferences where some very unsavoury characters are invited.
6. His government hang homosexuals publicly from cranes.
7. He wants nuclear weapons and is developing them.
Now before anyone accuses me of making this stuff up I am only too happy to provide sources. Why am I saying this? Well look at what he said Re Obama's election below. He says of his desire for a new US administration 'want US intervention to be limited to its [own] borders, especially in the Middle East. It is highly expected to reverse the unfair attitude towards restoring the rights of the Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghans.' He could not give a damn about the rights of people, least of all his own or Iraqis. What he wants is to be appeased and an administration that leaves him alone to pursue his psychotic agenda whilst his economy plummets. I really hope he does not get left alone and is not free to pursue his nuclear ambitions. The free world needs demagogues like him to be constrained, his name sounds like 'dinner jacket' he needs a strait jacket. If Iran was a real democracy he would probably be confined in one!
Iranian leader welcomes Obama win
President Ahmadinejad said opportunities were 'transient'
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has offered his congratulations to Barack Obama on his presidential win.
It is the first official message of goodwill presented to an American leader by the Islamic Republic.
In a key change to US foreign policy, Mr Obama has offered to open unconditional dialogue with Iran about its nuclear programme.
Mr Ahmadinejad called for the new US president to implement a foreign policy of "non-interference".
In a message carried on official news agency Irna, Mr Ahmadinejad said: "I congratulate you on being able to attract the majority of votes of the participants of the election."
The great nation of Iran welcomes basic and fair changes in US policies and conducts, especially in the region
Mahmoud AhmadinejadIranian President
"As you know the opportunities provided by the Almighty God, which can be used for elevation of nations, or God forbid, for their collapse, are transient," the message continued.
"I hope you will prefer real public interests and justice to the never-ending demands of a selfish minority and seize the opportunity to serve people so that you will be remembered with high esteem," it said, according to the English language website of Irna.
Justice and respect
Mr Ahmadinejad said Americans expected the government to "rectify the critical situation facing the US, restore lost reputation as well as their hope and spirit, fully respect human rights and strengthen family foundations".
He continued: "Other nations also expect war-oriented policies, occupation, bullying, contempt of nations and imposing discriminatory policies on them to be replaced by the ones advocating justice, respect for human rights, friendship and non-interference in other countries' internal affairs.
"They also want US intervention to be limited to its [own] borders, especially in the Middle East. It is highly expected to reverse the unfair attitude towards restoring the rights of the Palestinians, Iraqis and Afghans.
"The great nation of Iran welcomes basic and fair changes in US policies and conducts, especially in the region," President Ahmadinejad said.
Formal contacts between the US and Iran are very rare, though the two countries held three rounds of talks in 2007 on the subject of security in Iraq.
The two nations have not had diplomatic relations since shortly after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the taking of hostages at the US embassy in Tehran for 444 days.
The country was a member of what President George W Bush called the "axis of evil", while the late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini described the US as the "Great Satan".
Dialogue with Iran has been criticised by US ally Israel, with Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni calling on Mr Obama not to talk to Iran. She said such dialogue could project weakness.
Mr Ahmadinejad has made a series of blistering verbal attacks against Israel, calling for an end to the Israeli state, and he has described the holocaust as a "myth".