Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Surreal Bush UN Speech

I just saw a replay of the part of Bush's speech to the UN General Assembly today in which he purported to speak directly to the Iranian people. He said:

To the people of Iran: The United States respects you; we respect your country. We admire your rich history, your vibrant culture, and your many contributions to civilization. You deserve an opportunity to determine your own future, an economy that rewards your intelligence and your talents, and a society that allows you to fulfill your tremendous potential. The greatest obstacle to this future is that your rulers have chosen to deny you liberty and to use your nation's resources to fund terrorism, and fuel extremism, and pursue nuclear weapons. The United Nations has passed a clear resolution requiring that the regime in Tehran meet its international obligations. Iran must abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions. Despite what the regime tells you, we have no objection to Iran's pursuit of a truly peaceful nuclear power program. We're working toward a diplomatic solution to this crisis. And as we do, we look to the day when you can live in freedom -- and America and Iran can be good friends and close partners in the cause of peace.

What. A. Moron.

That is all.


Nihal said...

by the way, are you going to write at all about how much the Bush Admin loves ahmadinejad and chavez spouting their distinct brand of crazy in new york? i swear, next thing you know mel gibson will be out calling bush the devil. criticism from the crazies is one of the best endorsements they've gotten in a while.

Eric said...

nihal: I may write something about the Chavez speech this weekend. I found the whole episode (speech, references to sulfur, media reaction, WH reaction, Big Dog reaction, Pelosi and Rangel reactions, etc.) pretty interesting. What I haven't yet seen is how this was covered in the foreign (UK, Canadian, French)press. I'm curious about how the rest of the world saw it vs. how it played here.

That said, the main thing I want to work through this weekend is the Maher Arar report by the Canadian commission of inquiry...

Nihal said...

mel gibson out campaigning against iraq war. i called it!