Ahmadinejad goes to New York
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad¬†is disappointed the US is not allowing him to roam free in the US speaking.¬† His logic for allowing to do so is something like this:
“The United States is a big and important country with a population of 300 million. Due to certain issues, the American people in the past years have been denied correct and clear information about global developments and are eager to hear different opinions,” Ahmadinejad was quoted by IRNA as saying.
At exactly the same time that quote was released, this story is breaking as well:
The charge comes as Iran’s leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to begin his first full day in New York City where he plans to speak at Columbia University ahead of his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday
Military spokesman Rear Adm. Mark Fox said U.S. troops were continuing to find Iranian-supplied weaponry including the Misagh 1, a portable surface-to-air missile that uses an infrared guidance system.
Other advanced Iranian weaponry found in Iraq includes the RPG-29 rocket-propelled grenade, 240 mm rockets and armor-piercing roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, Fox said.
Iran has denied U.S. allegations that it is smuggling weapons to Shiite militias in Iraq, a denial that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” aired Sunday.
“We don’t need to do that. We are very much opposed to war and insecurity,” said Ahmadinejad, who arrived in New York Sunday to attend the U.N. General Assembly. “The insecurity in Iraq is detrimental to our interests.”
So, what is the correct information?¬† If Ahmadinejad’s claim that insteability in Iraq is detrimental to Iran’s goals, why are Iranian weapons being found in Iraq?
This guy is bad at manipulation.
Now, what disappoints me without it even happening yet is I know the kids at Columbia won’t hammer Ahmadinejad over real life issues causing death and destruction in Iraq.¬† They’ll buy his rhetoric and probably ask a hand full of watered down social issues that has nothing to do with world peace.
Go ahead Columbia, make my day, prove me wrong.