Normally I keep my political opinions to myself. Well, okay I lie, what I meant to say is, I only discuss them with close friends. I am by no means an expert on politics, but I do consider myself a sensible, semi intelligent person, and I keep up with current events and most importantly, I do try to take what is fed to the public with a HUGE grain of salt, okay, a boulder that could fill the Grand Canyon.
As everyone must know by now, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been visiting the United States and has been met with a lot of protest from the American public. I read an article this afternoon about his visit to Columbia University today and the accusations made by the president of Columbia University. The guy basically called President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a petty and cruel dictator and also accused the Iranian president of denying the Holocaust ever happened, and that the Iranian president also previously stated that Israel should be wiped off the map, and that Iran was supplying weapons to Iraq insurgents, and of course developing nukes to start a war with the United States, and basically he was Satan on earth.
The Iranian president responded by saying “I should not begin by being affected by this unfriendly treatment.” Then went on to say that his country was not intending war on anyone, and as far as the holocaust he said “Granted this happened, what does it have to do with the Palestinian people?” Meaning, why should the Holocaust be a reason for the strife between Israel and Palestine? And I must say, I agree with him. The holocaust was NAZI GERMANY trying to annilate the Jews. Hmm… just like the Taliban was responsible for the 9-11 attack, NOT Iraq. And, it seems to me that we are being spoon fed the same stuff about the Iranian president as we were about Saddam Hussein (*cough*weapons of mass destruction*cough*).
First, I am disappointed that at a place of higher learning that that kind of “questioning” occured. I thought colleges were a place of open mindedness, and discussion. The Iranian president is here to discuss his and his country’s views on all subject matters concerning relations with the United States. Why can’t we see that people in this world have different views then ours? That people have different governments, with different laws. Are we the
dictators police of the world? And better yet, why can’t we take an opportunity to hear it from “the horse’s mouth” instead of what is fed to us by Bush and his league of warmongers our elected officials and media?
I am not a fan by any means of Iran, or any middle eastern country for that matter. Oh, a funny story, I remember the first Iranian I ever met. It was at Morehead State University in Kentucky in the late 70′s or early 80′s. A small college in rural Kentucky. I was
smoking some weed discussing college life with a group of friends and there was a guy with dark skin and an accent. I asked him where he was from. He said “Iran”. I said, ” I didn’t ask how you got here.” Everyone laughed, except him. True story. Okay, I digressed a tad to tell my funny. All I am trying to say is I get scared when we start making villians out of entire countries. I think it shows our ignorance and arrogance. The last thing we need is another Iraq. More 18 year olds dying everyday. Billions of dollars spent. The guy came here for discussion. Even if he’s here lying his ass off, the least we should do is listen, and mind our manners. Remember, hold your friends close and your enemies even closer.
Now that that’s off my chest, I must now get my evening chores done so that I can veg on my couch to watch tonight’s HEROES PREMIER!!12 Comments
Many of my readers, all three of you, have requested that I blog more frequently. I always reply that I have been busy. Well truth be told, I haven’t blogged because my life has been pretty boring lately. And to prove it I am posting a picture of the most exciting thing to happen to me this week. My Sunday dinner. Shrimp Scampi and Linguine with Parmesan Cheese spinkled over the top. It was delish.
The fall weather here lasted about a week. It’s now back up in the 90′s. Arrgh! <– More pirate talk. I have picked out my dog’s Halloween costume. Yes, I am one of those pathetic women that dress their pets. Sad, I know. As long as I don’t start having tea parties with them and pushing them around in a baby carriage I think I’ll stay just on this side of crazy for awhile.
J had been sick and now has tons of work to do so I haven’t seen him lately. I suspect he just wants to stay home and build lasers though. That’s okay. I know I can’t compete with the building of a weapon. Even if it’s just for skeeter killin’. I bet Darth Vadar’s woman couldn’t compete with the building of the Death Star either.3 Comments
It’s the official talk like a pirate day. I didn’t actually talk like a pirate today at work, so I called my friends and left pirate messages. They all know I’m weird, so they probably didn’t even get that it’s the official talk like a pirate day.
The weather here has been wonderful. It’s like fall is finally showing it’s face. Soon the South Carolina State Fair will be here and I hope to go and take some pictures to show the grandeur of the fair. The fried twinkies, the cakes and muffins that win ribbons, the pig races, and the endless parade of folks that just fell off the turnip truck. It’s a great place to people watch, and feel better about yourself.
Well, not too much new here. I’ve just been going to work, and daydreaming about
whose ass I could light saber what I could do with a laser. But, alas, I’m too pretty for prison. Arrrgh!