<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/11/tehranologist-o.html">Tehranologist: Obama and the Axis of Evil</a>

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The Independent Online

Along with the international enthusiasm, Iranians got very excited when they heard about Obama's rational views and dialogue-based attitude towards Iran. This changed slightly after Obama won the democratic candidacy and, at the same time, changed his rhetoric. Perhaps the change of heart came to the popular senator partly because of the provocation of the conservative candidate, John McCain.