The new Iranian President looks familiar to some of the Americans held hostage in Iran in the late 70s. They claim President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waqs present at some of their interrogations:
"This is the guy. There's no question about it. You could make him a blond and shave his whiskers, put him in a zoot suit and I'd still spot him."
--Chuck Scott, former Iran hostage
quoted in USA Today
Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in Iran and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days from 1979 to 1980. (USAToday)