Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Iran's president speaks in the UN

Boston.com news reports on Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at the UN:

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran boldly challenged the American President's customary portrayal of the United States as a defender of freedom. In his address to the assembly, Ahmadinejad blasted Bush for leading "an onslaught" of aggression against weaker nations around the world.


Ahmadinejad asked "a bullying power" to "have the courage to declare their defeat and exit Iraq." ... "Some big powers still behave like the victors of the world war and humiliate other nations," ... "These powers . . . have lost the competence to lead the world." Such aggressive nations "use various pretexts to occupy sovereign states," Ahmadinejad said. He lashed out at Bush for operating "secret prisons" in other countries and detaining suspects around the world indefinitely, "without any regard to due process."


Bush avoided the opportunity to confront him in his speech before the General Assembly... Instead he concentrated on his rehearsed story of the freedom begging people of Burma. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, however, declared that Iran's potential acquisition of a nuclear weapon presents an "unacceptable risk" to world stability...



World Stability ?= Who rules over who? why is it an acceptable risk for other nations to have them? how many minutes till the end of days on the dooms day clock?


On other subjects:

When asked to elaborate on his Monday remarks asserting that there are no homosexuals in Iran, Ahmadinejad said, "I don't know any . . . give me an address so we can be aware."


When a reporter from Fox news asked him to clarify his position on Israel, Ahmadinejad asked, "Where are you from?"
After the reporter answered "I'm an American citizen," Ahmadinejad laughed and turned his eyes heavenward before repeating his stated belief that Israel is an illegal occupying power of Palestinian land.

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