Saturday, November 26, 2005

Two words for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I would give him three, specifically what Dick Cheney properly told Pat Leahy, but my blog isn't the place for such language, no matter how apropos.
Iran President: Charge Bush for War Crimes

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's hard-line president said Saturday the Bush administration should be tried on war crimes charges, and he denounced the West for pressuring Iran to curb its controversial nuclear program.

"You, who have used nuclear weapons against innocent people, who have used uranium ordnance in Iraq, should be tried as war criminals in courts," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an apparent reference to the United States.

Ahmadinejad did not elaborate, but he apparently was referring to the U.S. military's reported use of artillery shells packed with depleted uranium, which is far less radioactive than natural uranium and is left over from the process of enriching uranium for use as nuclear fuel.

Since the Iraq war started in 2003, American forces have fired at least 120 tons of shells packed with depleted uranium, an extremely dense material used by the U.S. and British militaries to penetrate tank armor. Once fired, the shells melt, vaporize and turn to dust.

"Who in the world are you to accuse Iran of suspicious nuclear armed activity?" Ahmadinejad said during a nationally televised ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the establishment of Iran's volunteer Basij paramilitary force.

Iran has been under intense international pressure to curb its nuclear program, which the United States claims is part of an effort to produce nuclear weapons. Iran denies such claims and says its program is aimed at generating electricity.
Two words for you, Mahmoud: Pearl Harbor. Since you're evidently unfamiliar with world history, I'll briefly educate you that the U.S. was engaged in peace talks with Japan when we were suddenly and cowardly attacked. President Franklin Roosevelt began, asking Congress to declare war:
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.
Mahmoud, I'll tell you just who are are. We're the United States of America. We're the good guys. You (and here I'll specify you and the other Iranian leaders and try not to attack the Iranian people in general) are the bad guys.

The last sixty years have proven we have never aggressively used nuclear weapons, and while we have had some foreign policy failings, we're far from the imperialist nation that you dream of while puffing away at the hashish. You, on the other hand, couldn't be trusted with so much as a spitball. You claim you want nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, then wonder why we question your Chavez-like maneuver. Why do you insist your nuclear intentions are for energy purposes when it would be far cheaper to use all the petroleum in your back yard? Do you not even have the bravery of North Korea's Kim Il Sung, who eventually admitted that their nuclear program is to develop weapons?

Updated: you brought up the depleted uranium shells, Mahmoud. They're certainly not the nicest things to use, but you know something? That's the nature of war: you do a lot of terrible things to win it. Wars are not won by spitballs and calling each other names. At least when we kill civilians, it's by accident and exceedingly rare, because we give actually give a damn about them, contrary to your "useful idiots" like liar Jimmy Massey. We voluntarily refrain from using our full military capabilities when we could kill civilians, or surrendering enemy forces. Tragically that has allowed you and other cowards to take advantage of us, but that's part of being the good guys. At other times, like Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we'll do what we can so that a million American GIs don't have to die invading Japan -- and several million Japanese to boot. Accuse us all you'd like in your delusions, Mahmoud, but we're nothing like your fellow terrorists who regularly commit genuine atrocities, who attack a few dozen American soldiers, knowing perfectly well it will also kill children who are getting food and candy at that Iraqi hospital. But who are we to accuse, when your government, after all, does far more terrible things to far more people as a matter of public policy?

Though leftist moonbats would disagree, we're not run by a religious dictatorship. The United States has many failings about which I've blogged extensively, but who are you to accuse us? What you accuse us of in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay (mountains out of molehills if ever there were any) is five-star hotel service compared to what you do to dissident students. And we do not oppress our women. We don't force them to wear a hijab or else; you'd like them to think the head scarf is a good and moral "tradition," but it's actually as "traditional" as bell-bottoms in the West. When someone like Shirin Ibadi can become the leader of your nation, come back and we'll talk.

We've never taken over any embassies, let alone one of yours, and held innocent people hostage for 444 days. Even had we, we wouldn't be cowardly enough to release them on the inauguration day of the enemy's new president, specifically one with cojones and who wouldn't tolerate such a terrorist action.

You know what, Mahmoud, you and your fellow leaders really can go ____ yourselves.

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