In a previous post I wrote about duper's delight -- the experience of pleasure betrayed by the smile of a lying psychopath.
Every time he evades the truth or tells an outright lie, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad busts an idiotic smile for his audience. His stupid grin expresses a moral perversion extending beyond the psychopath's simple pleasure in the power of deception. He takes obvious delight in making offensive claims that are so transparently false his audacity shocks the moral sensibilities of his listeners.
Ahmadinejad knows we don't believe him when he speaks. Our belief is not what he wants. Listening to him and watching him even briefly, it becomes abundantly clear that he is gratified by a sense of diabolical power that accompanies his ludicrously, offensive statements.
Life expectancy for political leaders like Ahmadinejad tends to be short. Perhaps it's wishful thinking on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is a Persian noose or an Iranian manufactured bullet that wipes that shit-eating grin off his face permanently.