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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thinks he knows what’s best for the American people. According to his most recent letter all he wants to do is help us. We’re like little lost lambs and he’s the shepherd to set us on the right path with his words of wisdom. Words like these:

“We all deplore injustice, the trampling of peoples’ rights and the intimidation and humiliation of human beings.”

Except, of course when they’re bloggers or journalists or women or religious or ethnic minorities in Iran, or Jews or Sunnis or Lebanese Christians or any of the other groups that Iran has made open war on outside of their borders.

“We all detest darkness, deceit, lies and distortion, and seek and admire salvation, enlightenment, sincerity and honesty.”

A statement whose cynicism exceeds the capacity of the rational mind to come to terms with given the source.

“Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.”

Of course that hand is usually holding a gun or on the trigger of a bomb. And nothing is friendlier than having your Hezbollah stooges fire rockets into Israeli villages, or having your fifth-columnists in Iraq kidnap and murder innocents on a daily basis.

“Hundreds of thousands of my Iranian compatriots are living amongst you in friendship and peace, and are contributing positively to your society.”

Indeed they are. They’re living here because they fled Iran in fear for their lives and freedom when the oppressive theocratic regime Ahmadinejad heads up took power.

“I am confident that you, the American people, will play an instrumental role in the establishment of justice and spirituality throughout the world.”

And one of the best ways to do that would be to destroy the government of Iran and the culture of religious fanaticism which spawned it by any means available.

All of his hyperbole and hypocrisy aside, when Ahmadinejad gets down to the heart of his argument, it’s all about the evil zionists and our “blind support” for them. If we just turned against the Jews who “have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors” then we could be free and make nice with the Mullahs instead. We could trade our mutual funds, art museums and Hollywood movies for burkhas, the Koran and five daily prayers. Won’t our lives be better for it?

Yes, if we just gave Iraq to Iran they could then use it as a base from which to launch a full-scale invasion of Israel, wipe out all the Jews and bring peace and brotherhood to the world. As they’ve shown time and again, nothing is more peaceful and harmonious than a nice mass grave.

Crazy though his letter is, it hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. Ahmadinejad watches CNN. He knows America is full of people who are deluded and weak minded and eager to hear any message that paints America as the villain. We told him we were ready to listen to him on the first Tuesday in November. We tell him again and again in our media and even on blogs like this one.

He’s concerned for us. He knows our government doesn’t care about our welfare and thinks it would be great if we abandonned the War on Terror and spent the “astronomical US military expenditures in Iraq for the welfare and prosperity of the American people.” After all, he points out, “countless Americans continue to live in poverty and homelessness.” Hey, perhaps we could send the poor and the homeless to Iran. The Koran says they’re required to help the poor, so let’s give them an opportunity.

All of which raises one question: Why does a foreign leader who sponsors terrorism and has demonstrated a virulent hatred for the United States care so much about us? Or could it be that he’d just like us to stop opposing terrorism and oppression and let him get on with slaughtering the Jews and enslaving as much of the world as he can get his hands on?

Ahmadinejad is the Mullah’s Meat Puppet, the ranting voice of theocratic expansionism, racism and intolerance. He speaks on behalf of a movement and a community which consider the United States to be the ‘great Satan’, and has sworn to destroy us. If he’s sending us suggestions in a letter, shouldn’t we do exactly the opposite?

In his letter he’s playing on the already demonstrated weakness of the American people, who’ve grown weary of war, and have been manipulated by the media into thinking there’s no chance for a positive outcome. He wants to reinforce that defeatism and fuel the fires of negativity. If the American people give up then he and his monstrous cohorts win, and the great irony is that we lay our own necks on the block, ready for the headsman’s sword.

The mere existence of this letter tells us some very important things. First, that despite our failures, we’re still a big pain in the ass to the Iranians. We may be flailing around chaotically in Iraq, but we’re getting in their way and we’re interfering with their plans. Second, Ahmadinejad has successful identified our weak point, the inclination of the media and some politicians to pander to the basest instincts of the public rather than stand fast and do the right thing. He’s listened to Cindy Sheehan and Jack Murtha and he’s banking on their naivete and the simplemindedness of their followers. He assumes that if he offers us an olive branch we’ll be too misty eyed to notice the sword in his other hand. The scary part is that he may have read us just right. And if you find yourself agreeing with the points he makes in the letter, perhaps you’ve lost sight of the big picture and have forgotten that no matter what mistakes America has made, our mistakes don’t turn terrorists, murderers and dictators into heroes or wash the blood from their hands.

Ahmedinijad is not our friend. We are the mountain he needs to tear down to get everything he and his masters have dreamed of. He’s not even the friend of those on the left who greet his messages with such enthusiasm. After he drowns the last zionist baby in the waters of the Mediterranean he’ll be looking to feed his sword on American blood.

Perhaps we should read this cynical missive as a reminder that our focus in reassessing the War on Terror should not be on how to end it, but on how to do it better and more effectively, so we can take Ahmadinejad’s words of lies, racism and condescension and cram them down his platitude-filled throat.

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About Dave Nalle

  • http://hawkeyeindia.wordpress.com Apollo

    That Guy is a born crank. But I think he has gone a bit too far.He might just be misunderestimating the resolve of the civilised world.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    Based on what I’ve seen in the media and on blogs the defeatism and negativity are running so high that I fear President Ahmagonnastartajihad is dead on.

    Dave

  • analihilator

    okay so ahmadinejad doesnt know what’s good for the american people. but do you think the iraqis believe bush knows what’s good for them? do YOU believe bush knows what’s good for the iraqi people?
    honestly I’ve never seen anything to indicate that bush is any saner than his iranian counterpart. they are both egocentric ‘personality’ politicians in the worst sense, they are both blowhards who talk big and scary and they are both governed in their decisions by their fundamentalist religious sensibilities. the only true difference is, ahmadinejad doesnt hold the true reins of power in iran.

  • analihilator

    ‘Based on what I’ve seen in the media and on blogs the defeatism and negativity are running so high that I fear President Ahmagonnastartajihad is dead on.’

    Dave, you appear to be a proponent of the ‘Oz’ theory of foreign policy. towit, if america just gritted its collective teeth, clicked its collective little red heels together and wished real hard, well gee willickers, we could do ANYTHING!!

    that’s not how it works, buddy. things started going to hell in iraq pretty much straight off the bat, while bush was flying high with 70%+ approval ratings and folks like write at this site were high-fiving in self-congratulation for being so right about how easy it would all be.

    ‘defeatism’ doesnt have anything todo with what’s happening in iraq: the insurgents don’t read the new york times, and would fight just as hard regardless of how ‘committed’ they perceived america as being to the nonsensical and tragic exercise unfolding in their country.

  • Lumpy

    Ahmedinejad makes a great front man for the islamic theocrats. He’s earnest and articulate with a winning smile. He’s Goebels with better hair.

    As for the defeatism question, when you place irrationally ending the war above concern for your own welfare or the welfare of innocent people around the world then you’re far worse than just a defeatist.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    Hmmm. Did a bunch of comments just disappear here?

    Dave

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    okay so ahmadinejad doesnt know what’s good for the american people. but do you think the iraqis believe bush knows what’s good for them? do YOU believe bush knows what’s good for the iraqi people?

    Well, let’s see. Which is better for the Iraqi people, exterminating about a third of them in a religious war or trying to keep them all alive in a functional nation? The former would be what Ahmadinejad is offering them and the latter is what Bush is offering them. Which do you think is better for them?

    honestly I’ve never seen anything to indicate that bush is any saner than his iranian counterpart. they are both egocentric ‘personality’ politicians in the worst sense, they are both blowhards who talk big and scary and they are both governed in their decisions by their fundamentalist religious sensibilities. the only true difference is, ahmadinejad doesnt hold the true reins of power in iran.

    I’m not at all sure that being a patsy for people far worse than Bush is much of a recommendation for Ahmadinejad. And as for your description of the two of them, it boils down to them being politicians and not much more. The key thing is the policies they’re advocating which again comes down to which is worse, well meaning incompetence (Bush) or genocidal evil (Ahmadinejad).

    Dave

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    Dave, you appear to be a proponent of the ‘Oz’ theory of foreign policy. towit, if america just gritted its collective teeth, clicked its collective little red heels together and wished real hard, well gee willickers, we could do ANYTHING!!

    I wouldn’t put it quite that way, but yes. Or more precisely, without the will to accomplish great things great things will not be accomplished.

    that’s not how it works, buddy. things started going to hell in iraq pretty much straight off the bat, while bush was flying high with 70%+ approval ratings and folks like write at this site were high-fiving in self-congratulation for being so right about how easy it would all be.

    Most writers at this site have been against the Iraq venture from the very start.

    And the fact is that whether well or poorly planned – especially if the war is going badly – popular attitudes about the war are vitally important to prosecuting it as well as it can be done.

    ‘defeatism’ doesnt have anything todo with what’s happening in iraq: the insurgents don’t read the new york times,

    They watch CNN, and get the same info there they would get from the NYT. And the defeatism doesn’t have a direct effect in Iraq, but it does play a big role in whether the US can hold out and continue to do what needs to be done in the war on terror.

    and would fight just as hard regardless of how ‘committed’ they perceived america as being to the nonsensical and tragic exercise unfolding in their country.

    Yes, they will keep fighting, because they aren’t fighting America. They’re fighting each other. The American people need to be made to understand that and to understand that as the conflict plays out, America needs to be able to maintain a presence so that when the violence finally abates there is some presence there which can enforce peace once it’s established.

    Dave

  • Mohjho

    “knows America is full of people who are deluded and weak minded and eager to hear any message that paints America as the villain…”

    You may not think you hate America, but you really do hate Americans. Guess what, its the same thing. annihilator is right on with the Oz comment.

    You think all we need is more killing, humiliation, and terror over more time to control “our” oil.

    Your just as deluded as Ahmadinejad.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    Mohjho, how you could get that from anything I wrote is a genuine mystery.

    You think all we need is more killing, humiliation, and terror over more time to control “our” oil.

    Good lord, what does oil have to do with anything?

    Talk about out of touch.

    Dave

  • Lumpy

    Oz? Isn’t that a nickname for Australia?

    But seruously. It’s time to wake up folks. There really are people out there who want to kill us for reasons no better than a 1000 year old grudge.

  • Franco

    Dave,

    One of your better works and very well said. It gives me confidence and renews my own constitution to hear and know there are those like you still in this fight.

  • Franco

    #9 Mohjho

    Guess what, its the same thing. annihilator is right on with the Oz comment.

    If the US took off it gloves for the rules of engagment, which the terrorists all have by using women and children as human shields and a lot more tactics like these, and the US ground forces used all the same terrorest tactics, then the terrorists would shit their pants during the first 5 minutes of the first US wave attack. It’s not about Oz. Why do you humiliate your self with such statements like a stupid dog.

    You think all we need is more killing, humiliation, and terror over more time to control “our” oil.

    No, we think you think you need more killing and terror over more time to control us. And little denier of reality, the killing is being done by Arabs to Arabs within the religion of peace. This humiliation is being brought on the Arab himself. We don’t need to add any humiliation to that, your doing boat loads all by yourself.

    Your just as deluded as Ahmadinejad.

    At least you admit Ahmadinejad is deluded. May be there is still hope for you.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    the killing is being done by Arabs to Arabs

    Franco, this is a vital point which most Americans seem to be overlooking. When we see our 100 casualties a month, we think that’s meaningful, but aside from the individual tragedy it’s not. In that same month 50 times as many Iraqis and other ‘visiting’ muslims, mostly from militias, but also many civilians will have died. The US casualties are incidental to what’s really going on.

    There are really TWO wars going on in Iraq. One is between the US and Al Qaeda and the other is between the Shiites and the Sunnis. Sometimes they overlap and sometimes there’s cooperation between groups with mutual enemies, but the war the US is in with Al Qaeda is almost irrelevant in comparison between the much larger local conflict.

    Dave

  • troll

    unfortunately one central thesis of the article – to wit: ‘…no matter what mistakes America has made, our mistakes don’t turn terrorists, murderers and dictators into heroes or wash the blood from their hands’ is debatable and is being debated internationally…as in eg: ‘one man’s terrorist is another man’s contra freedom fighter hero’

    the US government and the culture of corporate capitalism that it represents have a credibility problem that Ahmadinejad and his South American allies can have and will continue to exploit in the Propaganda Wars

    …all in keeping with the maxim – ‘you rolled it – you smoke it’

    the question is what can we the people – who refuse to abandon freedom and submit to the security of religious law – do to turn this negative perception/history around while still owning up to it and get off the defensive in the war against Islam (and sundry allied governments)

    simply claiming that our hat is the whitiest and vilifying dissent by calling it defeatism isn’t going to move us toward that goal…

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    I don’t think that anyone is claiming ‘our hat is the whitest’, nor should we be. What matters is that it’s our hat, and we shouldn’t give too much of a fuck what color people who don’t even have a hat think it is. To extend your metaphor just a little too far.

    Dave

  • http://musical-guru.blogspot.com/ Michael J. West

    What’s really important here, Dave, is that “Ahmadinejad” doesn’t fit the meter of the Andrew Lloyd Weber song. Unless, of course, you force it. Unilaterally, I might add. You war criminal.

    My God, I don’t know what I was thinking with mocking Arch Conservative and JustOneMan! Useless comments that don’t make any sense at all are fun!

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    In order to win in Iraq, we need more troops (just ask John McCain). But we don’t have any more troops to send there. So, in order to win in Iraq, we need a Draft.

    With hundreds of thousands of fresh American recruits, we could not only win in Iraq, but also credibly threaten the regimes in Iran and Syria. As it is right now, they know we can’t do anything about their terrorist aggression. But with a few hundred thousand more members of the Army and the Marines available, we could threaten them with “regime change” and perhaps get them to adjust their attitudes without even having to resort to the use of force against them.

    The UN is useless. Russia and Red China will block any and all efforts of the international community to reign in the Iranian regime and their goal of attaining nuclear weapons and then annihilating Israel and every Jew in the Middle East. So we have a choice: Go unilateral, or go home.

    What say you?

  • Bliffle

    Echoes of Vietnam! For those of us old enough to remember, when the warrior advocates blamed their failures to win battles on the ‘liberal media’ and irresolute US public.

    Same old story, same old song. IMO: cowardly irresponsibility.

  • http://www.morethings.com/log Al Barger

    I wouldn’t want to go so far as absolutely presuming to believe the opposite of anything from anything out of Ahmadinejad’s mouth. That would still be leaving him as the arbiter of truth. Still, the opposite of whatever this guy says is probably a good guess.

    Does it not bother any of you leftist anti-war types at all to hear your words and arguments directly reflected back like this through this truly Satanic beast? Does this not make you maybe, just for a millisecond, want to re-consider some of those arguments?

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    What’s really important here, Dave, is that “Ahmadinejad” doesn’t fit the meter of the Andrew Lloyd Weber song.

    True, but he would fit into a Gilbert and Sullivan meter pretty well. I’m thinking ‘Modern Major General’ – if it won’t fit in there it won’t fit anywhere.

    Dave

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    So we have a choice: Go unilateral, or go home.

    If those are the only choices, and unilateral means a draft, then by all means let’s go home. IMO any war we can’t prosecute with our superior technology and training and an all volunteer force is something we should never have been involved in.

    The truth is that the UN ought to be in Iraq doing the peacekeeping and nationbuilding, not us. Maybe if we seriously show we’re pulling out they’ll take some responsibility. I know, fat chance.

    Dave

  • Bliffle

    Al: “…this truly Satanic beast?”

    Huh? How do you know? Or do you just invent political hyperbole on-the-fly?

  • Bliffle

    Oh, I know, you consult with Hugo Chavez!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waMBt6EnsT8 K Burnt

    If you want a “big picture” perspective of why they are mad at us go read the records going back to 1949 on US vetos in the UN security council. Go find a map of the middle east from 1949 and compare to today. Statistics don’t lie. The “big picture” is apparently too big and too old for some. Also ask yourslef how and why the “evil theocracy” is in power? You won’t have to look farther than Fairfax Va.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    Burnt, for those of us who weren’t even alive in 1949 – which is most of us – what we did then doesn’t matter any more than the Siege of Acre does. What matters is what we’re dealing with right now, and that’s a nasty theocracy fronting a religion which believes in forced conversion of the entire world or killing them if they won’t convert. Wake up and smell the dhimmitude.

    Dave

  • http://w6daily.winn.com/ Phillip Winn

    Dave, I disagree with you so often on so much that I just want to tell you right now that this is an excellent article. No sarcasm, no lie: nice work.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waMBt6EnsT8 K Burnt

    It does matter. It is cultural and historical. It defines us as a nation. It is our legacy.

    I was not saying specifically there was an event in 1949 that is the reason we are in this state, where you are calling for the take over of another government. There is an unbroken trend up to the present (2006) in our vetos that collectively has made the UN impotent and our policy in the middle east two faced.

    BTW, we already did what you recommend in 1953. What happened? Gee, I wonder…

  • Lumpy

    An impotent UN? Sounds like we did the world a favor.

  • Clavos

    Yeah, too bad we didn’t emasculate it while we were at it.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    First off, thanks to Phillip and the others for the praise. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    But then there’s this…

    I was not saying specifically there was an event in 1949 that is the reason we are in this state, where you are calling for the take over of another government.

    Of course you’re saying there’s a specific event in 1949 and we both know what it is, don’t we. But you’ve learned not to show your cards, so I’ll wait until – as always happens – it wells up and you can’t stop yourself.

    And BTW where in this article did I call for the take over of another government?

    I do like your link, though. And I bet I’m the only person reading this thread who has actually been skiing in Iran. It’s the first place I ever skied.

    Dave

  • Howard

    Good piece, Dave, and good rebuttle to negative comments.

    Howard

  • Lumpy

    I bet there are no girls skiing in bikinis in Irsn like there are at Tahoe.

  • steve

    mahmoud has a napoleon complex. he stands at 5’4…if anything he has penis envy just like kim jong il. they both are small, frail men who want to forcefully, negatively utilize their resources on the world to make up for their less than adequate stature.

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    That thought also occured to me the other day when I saw him barely peaking over the podium as he addressed the UN.

    Dave