Impish elf Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, sometimes known as the President of Iran, says he’s going to grant a “unilateral pardon” to two American hikers whom the Iranians recently convicted of espionage for some reason that defies all conventional logic. Quoth the pungent little troll:
“This is a unilateral pardon, of course, on behalf of the Iranian nation,” he said.
The Americans, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were arrested along with another American, Sarah Shourd, while they were hiking along the Iran-Iraq border two years ago. In August, Bauer and Fattal were sentenced to eight years in prison. … Masoud Shafiei, a lawyer representing the hikers, said he had been told by court officials that each of them would have to pay $500,000 in bail … .
(Read the whole story at the Washington Post.)
Okay, three things, y’all: