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August 31, 2006

What a crazy little dude

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.jpg

“Peaceful nuclear energy is the right of the Iranian nation. The Iranian nation has chosen that based upon international regulations, it wants to use it and no one can stop it,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a news conference.

It’s like he saw what happened to Saddam and is dying to get a piece of that action.

UPDATE: Cox and Forkum have some interesting thoughts and an incredible, perfect illustration.

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“It’s like he saw what happened to Saddam and is dying to get a piece of that action.”
Now that’s a great line…

Posted by: John Hawkins at August 31, 2006 at 1:52 am

Crazy, creepy, little, evil dude that must die soon.

Posted by: sam at August 31, 2006 at 8:35 am

Speaking of terrorist states I’m glad the U.S. will finally try and deal with the Kurds, or at least acknowledge there is a problem. If the Kurds were doing their thing in Israel that they do in Turkey this nation and blog would be up in arms.
U.S. appoints special envoy ‘for countering’ Kurdish militant group
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States is taking a major step in helping Turkey and Iraq fight the Kurdistan Workers Party, also known as the PKK — the militant separatist movement accused of staging cross-border attacks from Iraq into Turkey.
Retired Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston has been appointed special envoy for countering the PKK, a move that “underscores the commitment of the United States to work with Turkey and Iraq to eliminate terrorism in all its forms,” the State Department said.
The announcement was first made on Monday and then discussed publicly at a State Department press conference on Tuesday.
Ralston “will have responsibility for coordinating U.S. engagement with the government of Turkey and the government of Iraq to eliminate the terrorist threat of the PKK and other terrorist groups operating in northern Iraq and across the Turkey-Iraq border,” the State Department said. (Posted 7:43 a.m.)

Posted by: dan the Democrat at August 31, 2006 at 10:39 am

“The kick is GOOD!!!!”
ARE you ready for some FOOTBALL!!!!
We should have a Mahmoud caption contest.

Posted by: dan the Democrat at August 31, 2006 at 11:06 am

I have real mixed emotions about this whole issue. On the one hand, clearly this guy is a nutcase, and nobody is going to sleep easier knowing he has nukes.
On the other hand, who are we to tell any country they can’t have nukes? When we found out the shah had a covert nuclear program in the ’70s we didn’t do anything about it – he was our guy. Now that we don’t like their government they don’t have the right to nuclear power, let alone nuclear weapons?
I can’t help thinking we’re playing into the little guy’s hands by stirring up Iranian nationalism without doing anything concrete to actually keep them from getting nukes. It makes us look like impotent busybodies. And to top it off Jimmuh is going to make sure we lose every last vestige of respect…

Posted by: Eric at August 31, 2006 at 6:43 pm

This guy’s yapping about peaceful nuclear energy reminds me of Hitler signing those infamous non-agression pacts that weren’t worth the paper they were printed on.It’s such obvious, maddening bunk.
We need to be nervous about this.This guy would love to see Israel obliterated, and may very well give it the old college try if allowed to.

Posted by: Texas Tom at September 1, 2006 at 10:31 am

Iran is one of the few nations who signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty which gives them the legal right to pursue nuclear testing for peaceful means, so what exactly have they done wrong? This is more than we can say for Israel who refused to sign the treaty and currently has a secret nuclear weapons programme which nobody seems interested in!!! Who really has the finger on the button?

Posted by: J at September 3, 2006 at 9:51 am

Even if the guy runs a terrible theocracy, he must have balls of steel, or just be quite mad.

Posted by: bryan at September 3, 2006 at 8:41 pm

Intent has to play a part. Iran issues public statements saying that their goal is to wipe out Israel or push them into the sea. Israel says they will use their weapons for self-defense.
The argument for a double standard is pretty strong here though. But if intent is taken into account it’s pretty obvious why the world doesn’t want Iran nucUlear.

Posted by: dan the Democrat at September 5, 2006 at 10:19 am

But Dan, Iran can use the same argument that Russia and Pakistan have used: my enemy has it, and I need to balance the books.

Posted by: bryan at September 5, 2006 at 1:02 pm
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