Thursday, September 20, 2007

Oh, The Horror of It All

Sister Toldjah, one of the right-wing bloggers who has been overflowing with outrage at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's request to visit Ground Zero, now is directing her horror at liberal bloggers who wonder why the right thinks it would be the worst thing in the world if Iran's president visited Ground Zero and sees what happened there.

Among other frothings, ST quotes from a Drudge preview of Scott Pelley's "60 Minutes" interview with Ahmadinejad (ST calls him "Ahmeanie," try not to laugh too hard):
Drudge is quoting an CBS interview done today with Ahmeanie in Iran in which he is asked about his controversial wish to visit Ground Zero. Here’s what he said:
PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?
PELLEY: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.
AHMADINEJAD: Well, I’m amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?
PELLEY: Well, the American nation–
AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you’re a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.

Oddly enough, doesn’t that sound exactly what the left is saying?

Well, it should. It's entirely and uncontroversially true and obvious. It's passing strange when a man as potentially dangerous as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should sound more rational and mature than a reporter for "60 Minutes."

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