Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a vision for the future, where everyone is finally equal. Except of course the US and Israel. The former has to play a lesser role, and the latter pretty much has to go for Ahmadinejad’s “new world order” to become a reality.
This, of course, begs the question: Can a despot with zero credibility possibly be taken less seriously?
Ahmadinejad continued his “charming” media blitz yesterday, which has already reportedly already fooled at least one prominent journalist, giving an interview to the Associated Press in which he talked about Israel, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and Syria. In particular, Ahmadinejad talked about his vision for a new world order in which the US plays a lesser role and all nations are equal (except Israel). This new order would institute “institute fairness and justice,” presumably as-defined by the Iranian despot.
“Now even elementary school kids throughout the world have understood that the United States government is following an international policy of bullying. I do believe the system of empires has reached the end of the road. The world can no longer see an emperor commanding it.”
Unless that emperor is Ahmadinejad. He also played a familiar tune defending Iran’s nuclear ambitions:
“Everyone is aware the nuclear issue is the imposition of the will of the United States,” he said. “I see the nuclear issue as a non-issue. It has become a form of one-upmanship.”
Surprise, surprise: No one is buying it. Even former pols who are diplomacy-inclined like Bill Clinton are calling B.S.
“What they’re really saying is, in spite of the fact that we deny the Holocaust, that we threaten Israel, and we demonize the United States, and we do all this stuff, we want you to trust us,” Clinton said on CNN yesterday. “They don’t have a tenable position.”
I’m with Ahmadinejad’s critics. He’s a despot, and worse, he’s cartoonish. He’s a caricature of a Bond villain.
But I digress. What do you think of Ahmadinejad and his “new order?”