Thursday, September 20, 2007

Iran fascinates me...


Ok, thought I had reached my limit for thinking for the day (hoped anyway, thinkin is HARD!), but I came across this on Drudge and had to comment...

First off, yes I read Drudge all the time. I enjoy reading how he words headlines to fit a certain "message" he is obviously trying to send out (ie, a bit conservative), but moreso I was counting down the days from when his articles were all Pro-Bush, to when they would eventually become more Pat Buchanan-esque (My Hero if he wasn't such a bible-thumper) and start to really criticize Bush while continuing his tirade against the Clintons of course (obviously the Anti-christ right?).

But, I also enjoy his sources too. Besides the Washington Times, which is just awful outside their Redskins coverage, and the New York Post, which I always confuse for the National Examiner...

Anyway, he currently has snippets from the interview with President Ahmadinejad referencing his desire to visit Ground Zero. Apparently him visiting it would cause a bit of an uproar here afterall, but he seems genuinely surprised at the interviewer bringing this up.

I am genuinely fascinated by him and current "leader" of Venzuela Hugo Chavez purely for their attitude towards Bush and company. I don't necessarily agree with what it is they are doing, whether it be wipe Israel off the map, or seize all private industry in their respective nations, but you gotta at least respect the underdog standing up to the cocky cowboy, don't you?

I mean, in Chavez's case, it is kind of a reaction to the destructive world bank policies that just about bankrupt South America, and most of Eastern Europe.

In Ahmadinejad's case, he walks a delicate line between a well-educated student population of western leaning minds and the hard-nosed Ayatollah following class.

Iran doesn't sound all that different then us now that I think of it... Just replace "Student population" with "coastal urban educated" and "Ayatollah" with "Christian Right" and you've got American politics reincarnated...

2 comments:

Livingamongmorons said...

Ahmadinejad is a "bad man" because:

1. He hates Israel. Just like most of the Middle East.

2. He "interfers" with Iraq. This is so funny, it's almost beyond words. Absorb that if you can. Ahmadinejad is bad because he "interfers with Iraq." Really, too much.

3. He wants a nuke. These days, you'd be crazy NOT to want a nuke. Just check out the record: Iraq doesn't have a bomb, gets invaded. North Korea has a bomb, gets left alone. Afghanistan doesnt have a bomb, gets invaded. Pakistan (Proud home of Osama Bin Laden) has a bomb, gets left alone. Get it?

Livingamongmorons said...

Bush tried to remove Chavez once, but the coup failed. Chavez is guilty of the crime of believing that the wealth of Venezuela belongs to the people of Venezuela. In the words of the 90's classic, "How Bizarre."

Chavez also does weird things like hand millions of dollars in heating oil over to poor families in the US, when clearly God intended them to freeze to death (if God wanted them to live, he would have made them ambitious enough to work and keep their houses warm.) He's clearly the Devil.