Iranian President Mahoud Ahmadinejah questioned the official version of the Sept 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance at Columbia University, whose president accused the hard-line leader of behaving like “a petty and cruel dictator.”
Surprise, America. Welcome to reality. So sad I missed this wounderous occasion.
Before my rant, allow me to pose this one simple question: Where are all of the WhereIStand bloggers to defend America when she is viciously attacked by a madman? Oh, I know! Me, me, me! Let me answer! They’re fervently attacking George W. Bush (not that he doesn’t deserve it on some fronts). The only problem is that in occupying themselves with incessant attacks on Bush, they’re overlooking posing a critical look at a madman who has done nothing but question the validity of horrific events – oh, and provide insurgents in Iraq with weapons and resources that they’re using to kill our troops. But blog time definitely should be utilized to target Bush and his 30-year-old avoidance of military participation in the Vietnam War. Clearly.
At any rate, I’m tired of hearing that Bush is working feverishly to falsify information in an effort to build a case against Ahmadinejah. Why would President Bush need to waste his time on such a simple task? Ahmadinejah has already built quite a horrific track record for himself. And while I am not for war – especially considering our already stretched and tattered military commitments, I’m entirely positive that Ahmadinejah has offered himself up to be threatened – and with reason.
Again, I’m not advocating war. It’s the last responsibility that America should add to her “to do” list. However, I am saying that this dictator has given nations around the world the right and responsibility to raise their eyebrows.
It’s a bit coincidental (and I’ve said this before) that ultra-liberals spent the first half of the Iraq war crying aloud: “Why are you attacking Iraq, Bush?! There are madmen in North Korea and Iran! They’re building weapons of mass destruction and you went after the wrong country! How dare you?!”
Now, when they suspect Bush’s discombobulatory reactions to the Iranian government could actually lead to something material, they’re on the bandwagon. Now, Ahmadinejah is the victim. Which is it? Should we have gone after Iran or is the Iranian government innocent? I’m confused.
Now, back to Columbia University:
Ahmadinejad smiled at first but appeared increasingly agitated, decrying the “insults” and “unfriendly treatment.” Columbia president Lee Bollinger and audience members took him to task over Iran’s human-rights record and foreign policy, as well as Ahmadinejah’s statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.
Then, he actually had the nerve to question 9/11’s validity – just miles from the site of the attack:
At this point in my reading of the AP piece, I expected the climax to include a Truther charging the stage to present Ahmadinejah with a “9/11 Was An Inside Job” commemorative t-shirt, but luckily she stayed in her Nyackian hole.
Anyway, Ahmadinejah’s horrific treatment of homosexuals was also addressed. When pressed to answer calls from the audience as to why homosexuals are executed in Iran, he said:
So, homosexuality is apparently an American phenomenon. What a nut!
This heathen shouldn’t have been allowed to speak in an American forum. I do believe that those protesting at Columbia were in the right. Nothing good can come from a madman’s “wisdom.”
That’s all for tonight. Stay tuned for much, much more.