Are we missing some subtle thing with Ahmadinejad? I think that people don’t appreciate the man’s sense of humor - or maybe it’s not humor; maybe he just gets a little bang by making these extreme statements. For example, Englishman Nickk Clegg near-to “lost his ale” yesterday when Amaninejad said in his speech to the US General Assembly that it was in fact the United States Government that perpetrated the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and shocked the world. The Iranian President said the attacks were “orchestrated to prop up Israel.”
With a great deal of gasping and disbelief, the American and British delegations stormed out of the chamber! Deputy Prime Minister Clegg managed to speak. He was ready, he declared, to welcome the progress made.. ready to discuss the Iranian nuclear program..! He was not, clearly, ready for the “bizarre and offensive” statements of President Ahmadinehad from the podium. To make matters worse, the Iranian said it again: “the US government orchestrated the attack in order to save the Zionist regime in the Middle East!”
Extreme statements, as I have suggested, come easily to the Iranian. We recall he is famous - or is it infamous? – for denying the Holocaust. President Ahmadinehad we might consider is as aware as anyone of the history of the world, and of the September attacks; he is perhaps a misguided droll with a nettle in his pants!