It’d be tough to argue Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad isn’t batsh*t crazy – what with the whole Holocaust “myth” and denial of homosexuals things.
However, there are times he addresses President Bush and US foreign policy that I don’t think he’s altogether wrong.
That’s not to say I think he’s altogether right – and his blog still sucks – but I do think he’s shown a moment or two of clarity when it’s come to calling out our current government’s bad behavior.
3 thoughts on “World’s Worst Blogger”
The comments are enlightening. I like that he gets trolls too.
a sample of comments (preceded by country of origin):
(Mexico) Juan Pablo lla Amador: “There are a very few leaders with the intelligence and courage to confront the zionism and the U.S. imperialism, my best wishes for you and all your people.”
(USA) Jack Meyhoffer: “I hope someone puts a bullet in your head very soon.”
(China) Frank Fu: “Like the title and thank you for your time and for your words of inspiration.I think in this way more and more Chinese will know you and your country better. Thank you very much!!”
(USA) Kevin: “You are the type of man that would start WW3. You say some pretty stupid things sometimes.”
(India) ali khan auk: “His excellency, it gives me immense pleasure to visit your site and post my comments this fabulous blog of a leader of free world not only islamic world. i have been following the remarkable efforts that you are pursuing in bringing the world together and making it a more safe place to live”
(USA) Colby Brown: “God bless Iran, Bush and Isreal are unfair to Iran. I am sorry for the way you were treated at our university. All americans are not the same as Bush. Peace god bless Iran and the rest of the world!”
(China) Isis Wong: “I come to your blog just for a glance, its so liberal of you to think ou the idea of setting a blog. I didnt pay much attention to international politics before, but I find you a very intelligent and smart president~ Wish Iran and you all the best!”
(USA) ken mcfly: “die slow …”
(Germany) John Walker: “nice blog, but you should be posting more often”
It’s telling how much differently Ahmadinejad gets treated in Iraq compared to Bush:
Josh: Greeted by Sweets and Flowers!
Just not for us.
From Reuters (courtesy of TPM Reader BKS) …
Pomp and ceremony greeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his arrival in Iraq on Sunday, the fanfare a stark contrast to the rushed and secretive visits of his bitter rival U.S. President George W. Bush.
Ahmadinejad held hands with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani as they walked down a red carpet to the tune of their countries’ national anthems, his visit the first by an Iranian president since the two neighbours fought a ruinous war in the 1980s.
His warm reception, in which he was hugged and kissed by Iraqi officials and presented with flowers by children, was Iraq’s first full state welcome for any leader since the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Thanks for the additions! All very telling.