Well, then he's got my vote.
From Fars News (h/t Gateway Pundit):
q Iran on Tuesday expressed the hope that Washington’s foreign policy will witness practical changes after US officials announced that President Barack Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.
"We hope that practical changes will be created in the US foreign policy and the US officials' approach will change to respect the nations' rights," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.If a supporter of terrorism like Iran digs Hagel, then you just know that he's gotta be good.
"We hope that the US officials will favor peace instead of warmongering and recognize the rights of nations instead of interfering in the countries' internal affairs," he said.
"If such a trend is adopted (by the American officials), hatred for the US hostile policies will decrease, although assessment can be made in action," the spokesman said.
Tehran has been under Washington sanctions after the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarch in the country.
The United States and Iran broke diplomatic relations in April 1980, after Iranian students seized the United States' espionage center at its embassy in Tehran. The two countries have had tense relations ever since.