Compiled by Mondoreb
Sometimes, after reading, it's hard to boil it down any more than it has been. On the TV interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian president, one feels this way.
From Little Green Footballs:
Iranian thug-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad explains his reasons for wanting to visit Ground Zero, confirming (as if we needed confirmation) that it was the right decision not to allow this creature anywhere near the site.
The video and Memri TV transcript:
Interviewer: You were supposed to visit the site of the Twin Towers, but this aroused controversy and many objections in their media. What do you think about this?Complete translated video interview at the aforementioned Memri TV.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: As you know, by spreading lies and by portraying me... For example, they show my picture next to a picture of Bin Laden, or next to tanks and cannons firing and killing people. This is psychological warfare.
9/11 has led to many significant changes. It was used as a pretext to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq. It was the reason for the killing of hundreds of thousands of people. It is only natural for us to respond in an appropriate manner. I wanted to visit there last year, but there was no time for that. So I decided to visit there this year to pay my respect to the casualties and convey my sympathy to the families.
I also wanted to raise several questions and express my views. I wanted to say that in my opinion, this incident is the result of the mismanagement of the world, and the result of the inhuman management of the world. Why did such an incident take place? We need to get to the root causes. We don’t want them to turn this incident, in 20 years’ time, into another false idol like the Holocaust, which they would use as a pretext to kill peoples, and prevent anybody from opening this [Pandora’s] box and examining what really happened in this incident. They might turn 9/11 into something sacred, and whoever does not accept it would be considered an infidel, whereas whoever accepts it would have to accept all the ensuing crimes.
In any event, we must express our views. I believe that this way, we would have formed cordial relations with the American people, and could have opened this issue up for discussion. Well, this is exactly what they want to prevent.
Spree at Wake Up America next weighed in:
I guess all of our concerns about his using a trip to 9/11 for nothing more than propaganda has been proven beyond a doubt now.See-Dubya at Michelle Malkin said:
Calling the Holocaust, for anyone that knows anything at all about the holocaust, a "false idol" shows the depth of the lunatic, Ahmadinejad's, denial and insanity.
Good lord. Our worst instincts about the political reasons behind Ahmedinejad’s trip to Ground Zero have just been confirmed, straight from the horse’s, er, mouth.(viLGF):
And lastly back to LGF for a neat summation:
That last bit is the important part. He clearly wanted to appeal to the far left, and feed their sick self-loathing fantasies, injecting a little more moral equivalence poison into the American bloodstream. And sadly, he would have found no lack of willing listeners among the Troofers and the Daily Kos Nutroots.
On this subject, tt's hard to add much more to all that.
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