Originally posted by melon
All three nations are dealing with conservative populism, with all three nations considering their liberal/reformist factions to be the "urban elite" out of touch with "rural values." As such, the rural voters typically vote Republican, Likud, and "pro-Islamic theocracy" in every election.
As such, Iran's president, with his firey rhetoric and "I don't give a shit about the rest of the world" attitude would have much in common with President Bush.
I have been thinking the same thing, melon.