“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country … I don’t know who’s told you that we have this.”
His homophobia and ignorance is quite stunning, isn’t it?
“If the root causes of 9/11 are examined properly – why it happened, what caused it, what were the conditions that led to it, who truly was involved, who was really involved – and put it all together to understand how to prevent the crisis in Iraq, fix the problem in Afghanistan and Iraq combined”
I’ve read that several times and still have no idea what he means. That Bush did 9/11? That the US brought it upon itself? And what does that have to do with stopping current wars?
“I’m not saying that [the Holocaust] didn’t happen at all … [But] can you argue that researching a phenomenon is finished forever, done? Can we close the books forever on a historical event?”
This is akin to saying the Law of Gravity requires more research. It doesn’t. Neither does wondering if the Holocaust happened.
While any country, including Iran, has the right to self-defense, and while Ahmadinejad was deliberately and pointlessly insulted by the president of Columbia, his willful provincial ignorance reminds of none other than George Bush.