I oftentimes stress that the Iranian people are significantly better than those who purport to lead them. Two stories indicate why.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday he was proud his denial of the Holocaust had enraged the West, as the controversial leader geared up for a trip to the United Nations to stress a message of “peace and friendship.”
Ahmadinejad’s latest comment about the killing of millions of Jews during World War II comes as Iran is locked in a bitter dispute with the U.S. and other Western nations over its nuclear program. Even as that fight continues, his remarks were sure to earn the Iranian president an even more frigid reception when he heads to New York on Tuesday to attend the U.N. General Assembly.
“The anger of the world’s professional manslayers is (a source of) pride for us,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency. He was responding to a question about criticism from the European Union following a speech on Friday in which he questioned whether the Holocaust was a “real event.” The manslayers reference appeared to be directed primarily at Israel and the U.S.
Is it any wonder why Iranians want this crowd gone?