Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ahmadinejad's Letter

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to George W. Bush is made available to the public by Le Monde and the Council on Foreign Relations.

The President of Iran is a more rational man than the President of the United States, and much of his criticism of the US government makes sense. But why did he, or his aids, have to mix that legitimate criticism with a Holocaust denial (again!) and a 9-11 conspiracy theory? Has Fidel not had the time to pull Ahmadinejad aside and tell him: "Yo, Mahmoud, only crackpots and dumbasses believe that shit. Here, read this [Marx's Capital] instead"?

2 comments:

Clara Listensprechen said...

The answer to your question is "because he represents his people." Our own president should learn from him.

Greer said...

What about Fidel Castro leads you to believe that he cares about Holocaust denial? Can't you see that it just legitimizes the new Third World alliance's narrative of conspiratorial Jews starting wars all the time?

By the way, how much do you really know about either Cuban or Iranian/Persian history? I mean, pre-twentieth century?

Why do you feel qualified to make pronouncements on realities in Iran and Cuba? Have you spent time in either country, read the histories, learned the languages? Just asking.