Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Blitzer's moment of national self-awareness

I had an afternoon of listening to various offerings on satellite radio today. In an act of self-immolation, I ended up listening to Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room and his take on the speech at the UN by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

I have no use whatsoever for Ahmadinejad. Would that he could be completely ignored. However, what makes him dangerous is that he is being faced down by an utter moron. Bush vs. Ahmadinejad is a battle of two idiots, both without the mental awareness of anything beyond their own egos.

Ahmadinejad's speech was nothing out of the ordinary for him. It was the usual rhetorical garbage. What did catch my attention, however, was Blitzer and his immediate reaction to Ahmadinejad's words.


"Unfortunately human rights are being extensively violated by certain powers, especially by those who pretend to be their exclusive advocates.

"Setting up secret prisons, abducting persons, trials and secret punishments without any regard to due process, extensive tapping of telephone conversations intercepting private mail... have become commonplace and prevalent."


"So the president of Iran speaking now for about 38 minutes, just under 40 minutes before the United Nations general assembly, lashing out at the United States, albeit with some diplomatic code words, but making it clear he considers the United States a bullying power on a path of arrogance with obedience to Satan."

Umm. The nasty little prick (Ahmadinejad) didn't mention the United States directly. The translation came out as "certain countries".

So, I wonder what code words Blitzer recognized from the above Ahmadinejad quote as being those which defined the United States?

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