Ayatollah: Muslims 'Hate America'

Talk about a Debbie Downer. In a speech delivered shortly after Obama’s address to the Muslim world in Cairo, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—the religious leader of Iran—announced that Muslims "hate America from the bottom of their heart.” Iran's most powerful figure gave a speech shortly before Obama stepped to the podium that addressed nearly all the beefs Iran has with the U.S. The Ayatollah touched on its nuclear power program, reckless bombing in Afghanistan, the George W. Bush legacy, and Obama's "talking, speech and slogans." Until Obama starts proposing substantive changes in foreign policy, the Middle East will not change its negative perception of the U.S., the Ayatollah said. But Khamenei’s speech had at least one point that Obama might like: The Ayatollah reiterated his belief that amassing nuclear weapons is forbidden under Iran's version of Islam.