Supporters of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHow Obama just endorsed Trump The truth behind Biden's 'you ain't black' gaffe Trump's needless nastiness and cruelty will catch up with him MORE defending him against Republican criticisms of his proposal to talk with leaders of Iran note that Obama hasn't specifically said he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has called for the destruction of Israel. Obama backers point out that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, not Ahmadinejad, sets Iran's foreign policy.

They, and Time's Joe Klein, are now jumping over remarks by John McCainJohn Sidney McCainHow Obama just endorsed Trump Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson dies at 89 Trump's needless nastiness and cruelty will catch up with him MORE in which the Republican presidential candidate insists that Ahmadinejad is the country's leader over protests from a questioner that Khamenei is the one to pay attention to.

"McCain used to know who the actual rulers of Iran are," Klein writes.

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