Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Leader of Iran, and a man misunderstood.
Here are a few quotes I gathered about this commanding speaker.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - On The Question of Iranian Nuclear Power

"Those who themselves produce nuclear arms should not raise hue and cry against those who only want to gain access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes,"

"Countries which have arsenals of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons which can be used against other countries at their whim and those who supplied the Baathist regime with (chemical) weapons that killed thousands of innocent Iranians ... now go to all lengths to block Iran from gaining access to peaceful nuclear technology,"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - On the Horrors of the Holocaust

"The West has given more significance to the myth of the genocide of the Jews, even more significant than God, religion, and the prophets...(It) deals very severely with those who deny this myth but does not do anything to those who deny God, religion, and the prophet."

"If you have burned the Jews, why don't you give a piece of Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to Israel,"

"Our question is, if you have committed this huge crime, why should the innocent nation of Palestine pay for this crime?"

"If there is serious doubt over the Holocaust, there is no doubt over the catastrophe and holocaust being faced by the Palestinians"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - On His Vision of Middle East Peace

“Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury,”

"And God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism."

"The existence of the Zionist regime is tantamount to an imposition of an unending and unrestrained threat so that none of the nations and Islamic countries of the region and beyond can feel secure from its threat,"

“Very soon, this stain of disgrace will be purged from the center of the Islamic world – and this is attainable.”


Clearly he is looking out for his peoples best interest. Clearly he only wants peace and the proliferation of his religious beliefs. Clearly we cannot fault him for what a lot of us also strive for? Do you know anyone with a "Free Palestine" bumper sticker? Do you understand what they mean now?


Ando said...

I liked the "burn in the fire of the Islamic nations's fury" quote. You've gotta admit, he really does paint a vivid word picture.

kludge said...

We don't have the political capital to do much of anything about it. We have to sit back and wait for Israel to take action, or for the UN to grow a spine. Clearly the country isn't ready for another campaign in the middle east.

Here is a good article from the editors at National Review"