Ahmadinejad, Just Who Are You Fooling?
I read the letter. All of it. And you have to give Ahmadinejad credit for one thing, he is one hell of a snake oil salesman. But, I have always been taught to pay attention to both hands of a magician simultaneously. I know better.
"And if we did not share a common responsibility to promote and protect freedom and human dignity and integrity..."
You mean like attacking the "Zionists" in Israel and plotting to take back the Holy Land that "rightfully" belongs to the Palestinians and is being occupied by the "Zionists."
"...we should be cognizant that human values and our common human spirit, which proclaim the dignity and exalted worth of all human beings..."
How about the worth of the "Zionists" occupying Israel? What about their dignity and exalted worth?
Now this type of flattering schmoozball crap is repeated over and over again and again throughout the letter. I am not so sure that an intelligent informed American would believe this bull. But then again, I am not so sure how many informed and intelligent Americans are out there forming opinions, so to speak.
While Divine providence has placed Iran and the United States geographically far apart, we should be cognizant that human values and our common human spirit, which proclaim the dignity and exalted worth of all human beings, have brought our two great nations of Iran and the United States closer together.
Ahmadinejad is counting on uninformed Americans like the aforementioned to make their opinions heard. He is counting on uninformed Americans sympathizing with him and his cause because of his overly charming bullshit. And, he is making a damn good play.
Unfortunately, there are waaaay to many uninformed Americans out there who would, could and will sympathize with him. All they have to read is the following:
"But regrettably, the US administration disregards even its own public opinion and remains in the forefront of supporting the trampling of the rights of the Palestinian people."
"The US Government used the pretext of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but later it became clear that that was just a lie and a deception."
"Were we not faced with the activities of the US administration in this part of the world and the negative ramifications of those activities..."
Roughly translated "IT'S ALL THAT LIAR BUSH AND HIS ADMINISTRATION!!!"
Because Bush is so hated and reviled by so many, if the uninformed American public reads this, they may side with the snake oil salesman.
Fortunately, most of the American public will not read the whole letter be it due to laziness, lack of interest or limitations on access.
That being said, Ahmadinejad is really reaching. It's pretty sad. He is an incredibly misleading, hateful and destructive individual but rather pathetic.
In response, Dr. Ahmadinejad, يذهب [فوك] بنفسي!