What’s that? A cheering crowd in Dubai for Ahmadinejad? But didn’t the overwhelming majority of peaceful, moderate Muslims — the ones we could count on when President Bush was pushing through that deal to manage U.S. ports — rise up and denounce the Thug-In-Chief? It’s interesting that the crowd was made up of “mostly Iranian expatriates,” yet at least from this story they don’t seem to be the type who fled the mullahocracy so that they could breathe freely.
From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad led a raucous anti-American rally in the United Arab Emirates a day after a low-key visit by US Vice President Dick Cheney there in an attempt to counter Tehran’s influence in the region.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a cheering Dubai crowd Sunday that America was to blame for creating instability and robbing the region of its wealth. ”Every time your name is mentioned, hatred builds up,” Ahmadinejad said of the United States to a crowd of thousands, mostly Iranian expatriates. ”Go fix yourself. This is Iran’s advice to you. Leave the region… The nations of the region can no longer take you forcing yourself on them.”
Yes, leave the region, so that Iran can force itself on the nations of the region without your interference.