If anybody out there ever listens to or watches Glenn Beck, you probably know how much trouble he has pronouncing the name of the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, opting to call him "President Tom." Well, one of Glenn's listeners contributed the following picture, which I found at GlennBeck.com with the caption, "You watched him dance around questions on 60 Minutes, now watch Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dance the night away Tuesdays this fall on ABC!"
I don't know about you, but my blood has been boiling at President Tom lately, especially in regards to his interview with 60 Minutes' Mike Wallace, and his comments after the cease fire in the Middle East. I'm not sure why Wallace or 60 Minutes would even want to interview this nutjob. Okay, I can think of two reasons - 1) ratings & 2) dislike of President Bush.
Here's a quote from the 60 Minutes piece:
"Very clearly, I will tell you that I fully oppose the behavior of the British and the Americans," Ahmadinejad tells Wallace. "They are providing state-of-the-art military hardware to the Zionists. And they are throwing their full support behind Israel. We believe that this threatens the future of all peoples, including the American and European peoples. So we are asking why the American government is blindly supporting this murderous regime."
Hello, kettle? It's pot. I just wanted to let you know that you're black. And another quote, this after the cease fire:
"On one side, it's corrupt powers of the criminal U.S. and Britain and the Zionists .... with modern bombs and planes. And on the other side is a group of pious youth relying on God."
If there's one thing President Tom is good at, it's playing the media. I just can't believe anybody is actually buying it. Here's a guy who has repeatedly stated that Israel should be wiped off the map, and that the Holocaust is an "overblown fairytale." And he claims to want peace? If he wanted peace, he wouldn't need to try to build a nuke or to arm terror groups like Hezbollah.
As President Tom himself said, "...the killing of innocents is reprehensible." You mean like the bombing of the Paris Marks & Spencer shop in 1980 by Hezbollah, killing 1 and injuring 18? Or maybe the Christmas 1986 hijacking of Iraqi Airways Flight 163, resulting in the death of 63 passengers, an act carried out by a group known as "Islamic Jihad," another name for Hezbollah? Or the July 18, 1994 bombing of a Jewish Center in Argentina, killing 86 and wounding 300? Now who was responsible for that one? Oh yeah, Hezbollah, most likely acting on Iran's behalf. Or the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, killing 19 U.S. servicemen and 1 Saudi? This one was carried out by "Saudi Hizballah" with Iranian support. Or how about the more recent attempt, March 3 of this year, by Iranian-born Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar? He "confessed to intentionally hitting people with a car on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to 'avenge the deaths of Muslims worldwide' and to 'punish' the United States government." Although he ultimately failed to kill anyone, he did injure 9 people.
I do sense a theme there. (I found those incidents among this list.) And generally speaking, I don't think there are too many Americans strapping themselves with explosives and going into a Starbucks and killing "infidels."
My words of advice to President Tom: If you want peace, STOP KILLING PEOPLE!!! I'm guessing that if he/Iran/Hezbollah/other terrorist organizations were to stop killing people, then they probably wouldn't have people trying to kill them. But what do I know. I didn't even stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.