The 12th Imam's Main Groupie
Anyway, the close of the UN speech by Mah- I'm- in- the- moud- for- justice, peace and brotherhood Ahmadinejad (rhymes with "the speech finally ended, ain't you glad?") was truly creepy:
"I am emphatically declare that today's world more than ever before longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity, and above all longs for the perfect, righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet. [The Twelfth Imam] Oh Almighty God, all men and women are your creatures and you have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirst for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by you, and make us among his followers among those who strive for his return and his cause."Whoa. Makes the Whore of Babylon defiling the temple seem like mundane stuff. Yet the Leftyblogs seem silent on the issue of the religious zealotry of the president of the world's premier nuclear wannabe nation. I scanned through pages and pages of Technorati links and found not a dribble from any of them. Oh, they get in their pulpits over any mention of God by the president, but seem content to let this rant pass.
Mustn't let anyone deter us from our Bush Derangement Syndrome ... mustn't ...
Meanwhile, Brian Williams played Mike Wallace and sat down with the Tehran ranter. The interview included this gem:
Williams: Do you accept [the Pope's] words of apology?
Ahmadinejad: I think that he actually takes back his statement, and there is no problem. He should be careful that those who want war do not take advantage of his statements and use it for their own causes. People in important positions should be careful about what they say. What he said may give an excuse to another group to start a war.
Of course, the only group trying to start a war over what the Pope said is radical Islam, with mullahs and imams from Tehran to Timbuktu distorting what the Pope said and whipping the pathetically repressed and cloistered Muslim masses to yet another repulsive convulsion of hateful frenzy.
Which, I believe, is exactly what Ahmadinejad meant.
Williams, of course, asked no follow-up questions. Score another one for serious journalism. (I must confess, I keep typing "Brian Wilson" each time I'm writing of Williams ... guess his presentation of the news is about as serious as a Beach Boys song, eh?)