Let’s play let’s pretend again with Ahmadinejad
There’s something seriously wrong with this picture, don’t you think? While Iran-backed guerrillas continue to attack and kill Afghanis and coalition troops in Afghanistan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits New York to collect photo opportunities, address the U.N., and lap up adulation.
There’s so much wrong with this picture, it’s hard to know where to begin [says Elan Journo]: Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in New York City to gloat and pontificate, and, incidentally, attend the U.N. assembly.
Outraged yet? Recall that this is the head of the regime that — by the acknowledgement of our own government — is responsible for at least one-quarter of the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq (and probably much more, as I explain in my book). The same regime that has been financing, encouraging, training, equipping Islamist fighters to carry out attacks against U.S. and Western targets across the world. The same regime that is responsible for the murder of Americans across three-plus decades. The same regime that gunned down in the streets peaceful protestors objecting to its theocratic rule.
There’s sure as hell something wrong with this picture. Why pretend this is a man, or a regime, with peaceful intentions?
And speaking of pictures …