Tuesday, September 25, 2007

"It's a Trap!" After unjust hammering, Columbia speaks the truth and hammers Ahmadinejad

Story: "But before he even spoke, the Iranian leader, whose appearance had sparked outrage notably among US politicians and the Jewish community, sat through 10 minutes of broadsides from university president Lee Bollinger.

"Mr President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator," Bollinger told Ahmadinejad, accusing him of brutal crackdowns on the country's academics and homosexuals.

"Why are you so afraid of Iranian citizens expressing their opinions for change?" he asked, challenging the leader of the Islamic republic to explain his comments downplaying the Holocaust.

"Frankly, in all candor Mr President, I doubt you will have the intellectual courage to answer these questions," he added.

"When you come to a place like this, this makes you quite simply ridiculous. You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated," he said.

When he did get to his feet, wearing a white open-necked shirt and gray suit, Ahmadinejad accused Bollinger of a "wave of insults and allegations" while largely avoiding any direct answers to any of Bollinger's challenges."

In other news, it wasn't just Bollinger there to challenge Ahmadinejad. And estimated 25,000 showed up to protest. Many were protesting Ahmadinejad, some were protesting for war in Iran, be it for or against it, and a few were actively denying the holocaust. Nice, big blender of people and their ideals.

When Ahmadinejad was questioned concerning his view on the holocaust, Iran's treatment of women and homosexuals, the Nation of Israel, and other issues...
"But he often declined to offer the simple answers the audience sought, responding instead with his own questions or long statements about history and justice."

Yesterday turned out far better then I anticipated, although I did have hopes it would be this way.


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

What would you ask the man if you got to ask him a question?

Palm boy said...

Sheesh... Rough question.

Either why is your country supplying the terrorists in Iraq with weapons..
Why are women forbiden from showing their face in public?

Gino said...

i agree with his view on the nation of israel and democacy.
he must be reading my previous statements.

my question for him: why do you always dress like john travolta in 'saturday night fever'?

as for the covered women: persian women, as a grouping, are the most beautiful women in the world, second only to the japanese.
tis a shame to cover them.
but i guess, that alone is reason to cover them.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...


Thanks for the answer.

Actually, women in Iran can show their faces, though it is common for them to cover their faces.

They do need to wear headscarves, though.

There have been a lot of complaints by hardliners in Iran that younger women wear very flimsy scarves.


Do you really think Japanese women are the most beautiful in the world? Have you ever been there?

Are you sure you are not getting mixed up with Chinese women?

God Bless


SolaMeanie said...

I think I would give him the Gospel and tell him to repent. Spending eternity in Hell is not something to which he should look forward. And there won't be 72 virgins waiting for him either. 72 demons maybe, but not young, voluptuous lassies.

I also thought strongly about how funny it would be if we arrested him after his speech and flew him down to Gitmo. But then, that would cause an international kerfuffle, wouldn't it?

kingdavid said...

This guy seems to be a poster child for the saying:

Better to keep quiet and have people think you're a fool then to open your mouth and confirm it.

Palm boy said...

Not wandering into that discussion, gino.

Matt, thanks.

Sola, good idea.
And a kerfuffle indeed.

KD, I agree.