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Columbia University and "The weird little man"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 in My Opinions and Rantings (Views: 4116)

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.



- Edmund Burke


Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (also known as the "Weird Little Man") came to visit New York City. So many thoughts come to mind about him. So many things about the weird little man I truly as an American find insulting.

Why do you think we would/should let you visit the site of the former WTC buildings when your own religion and beliefs praise this action? What was this message of his that people here "would come to the right decision". Was this some sort of threat if we still said no?

Today, the weird little man spoke at Columbia University, although I had different expectations of this "debate". I was wrong in thinking the Columbia President would throw softballs at him, and he threw tough questions at him, obviously ones he was prepared for being he wouldn't go on stage on purpose to look insulted (or maybe Iranian coverage has already been appropriately spun in favor of the weird little man)...

When asked questions about whether or not Israel has the right to exist, or the actual historical accuracy of the holocaust, he basically spun the question with another question, or in some cases, more. He also, true to his form and faith, outright lied about the IAEA, saying that they found his nuclear program to be peaceful. I suppose he doesn't read any of the IAEA reports personally. But, the weird little man is a trained liar, and if he denies any of the things he does is wrong, or changes the truth to make himself look good, there will be a small amount of people who will believe him no matter what.

One of the more ironic points is that the weird little man was given a big laugh and round of "boos" about the concept of homosexuality in Iran. According to the weird little man, there is no homosexuality in Iran, which is probably true being that they are executed.

It makes no sense to give the weird little man a forum to spread his ideals of hate and terror to the world. We should be sanctioning Iran, not rewarding it. It did also give him the opportunity to make a public ass of himself, which I feel he did. I'm pretty sure many also saw that he made an ass of himself as well.

What burns me up? The very soldiers and people he is killing and wants to kill are paid to protect him. If something happened to him because someone federal agent or soldier let down their post? The President would hang them in a heartbeat.

And while we are on that subject, let's make one thing clear. The President is the leader of the United States. Whether or not he is a jackass is up to us as a country to decide. Nobody comes into our house, and pushes us around. The President is our President, and our jackass to make fun of. We don't need a foreigner's help to make our opinions for us.

Remember that, weird little man. Nobody comes into our house, and pushes us around.

 

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