Should they seek an actual religious zealot, lefties need look no further than the Arab news service Al Arabiya's December 7th story:
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he has documented evidence that the United States is doing what it can to prevent the coming of the Mahdi, the Imam that Muslims believe will be ultimate savior of mankind, press reports said Monday.Remind me why those still favoring nuke negotiations with Iran think we can trust Ahmadinejad? The same reason they thought Bush = Hitler perhaps?
"We have documented proof that they [U.S.] believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts [Middle East] and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world," the hard-line president said, addressing an audience of families of those killed during the 1980’s war against Iraq.
"They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule."