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There are no gays in Iran – Ahmadinejad speaks in my America.


Please read the three zinging opening remarks made by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, before allowing his guest to take the lectern.
“You are either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated.”
“Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator”
“Today, I feel all the weight of the modern civilized world yearning to express the revulsion at what you stand for.”
No, Bush was not speaking at Columbia yesterday, these remarks were the introduction for President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Let me preface this by saying that President Ahmadinejad appears to me to be a sociopath, a liar, unfit for office of any presidency, and absolutely frightening. Having said this, he was more poised, verbal, and interesting in his brief stage drama then Bush has been in seven years. I don’t know who came out of this debacle appearing worse, Lee Bollinger or President Ahmadinejad. Bollinger was not only over the top in his hammering of Ahmadinejad but also mistaken. He accused of Ahmadinejad of being a dictator. A cursory check up on Iranian politics might enlighten Bollinger to this near impossibility.
Watch the introduction below.

Ahmadinejad took advantage of the inhospitable words. Below is what he said, notice the students applause at the end.

The rest of his talk was a fascinating rambling sometimes coherent, sometimes laughable, sometimes insane. Do yourself a favor and watch it or read the transcript.

“As you know, we don’t have relationships with Iran. I mean, that’s — ever since the late ’70s, we have no contacts with them, and we’ve totally sanctioned them. In other words, there’s no sanctions — you can’t — we’re out of sanctions.”- Bush discussing his policy with Iran.

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September 25, 2007 Posted by | Ahmadinejad, America, Bollinger, Breaking News, Bush, Iran, political, War | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What will Bush do when the party is over in my America?

Lichtenstien
I have always loved a good party. Friends, family, loved ones, the whole group cavorting around a central theme of fun. I’m always sad when the party ends. I’m not left with a pit in my stomach, that would be too severe. But, I do get party withdrawal, a sort of small void or emptiness that lingers vaguely in my mind. I have become acutely aware of the fact that a huge, almost eight year party is going to soon come to an end for our Commander in Chief. No one likes to party like GWB and when it ends I have a fear that he is going to want to go out with a bang. What could he do? Well, he has been busy upping the ante on several fronts including Syria, Iran, and Liechtenstein. Yes, that is correct, Liechtenstein. Bush has reportedly learned recently that Liechtenstein is the only European country whose bordering countries are also landlocked. Bush has begun drawing up a plan to address this problem. The plan, code named Unlockistein by Bush himself, has been signed off on by General Petraeus who himself declared, we have learned our lessons well. We will overwhelm the landlocks with a surge, and then surge that surge.

“And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.” –George W. Bush, interview on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

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September 12, 2007 Posted by | America, Breaking News, Bush, Iraq, War | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where are the nuclear weapons in my America?

B52
My America maintains nearly 10,000 nuclear weapons. Enough to destroy our enemies and the planet several times over. Additionally, many nuclear weapons are in the process of or set to be decommissioned. Knowing that a handful of terrorist organizations would kill to get their hands on any amount of nuclear material, this article does not bode well for my faith in our ability to protect these weapons.

Jeffrey Lewis of New America Foundation wrote about America’s nuclear future in a very interesting piece for The Financial Times on August 13th. The following is an excerpt.

“America’s new nightmare is rather that nuclear weapons and technologies will spread to unstable regimes, and possibly even to terrorists. Nuclear deterrence plays at best a marginal role in curtailing this threat. Instead of emphasising nuclear deterrence, we must work to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and technologies. We need to build strong export controls, better inspections and safeguards, tougher sanctions against violators and more targeted interdiction efforts.” Full story here.

Bush’s take- “If the Iranians were to have a nuclear weapon they could proliferate.”- Washington D.C., March 21, 2006
Update #1 Bush notified.

September 5, 2007 Posted by | America, political, Scandal, Society, Terrorism | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment