To think that Bill Clinton was almost impeached. Here, the US of A have a president who just broke the habeas corpus in that big place called the United Nations. Is it because that nation is at war that this tradition is broken? My hats off to Cuban minister of foreign affairs Felipe Perez Roque for deciding to leave while Bush was delivering his speech.
True, he cannot be impeached, everybody is afraid to end up with Cheney.
Then you have the president of the University of Columbia Lee Bollinger insulting the Iranian president. Something is wrong with this picture. In fact, Bollinger has proven to be stupid, you don’t attack people that way, there are many other ways to embarass an elected president! The guy is certainly not a saint, but he was elected same way Bush was reelected. It is the revival of the Inquisition all over again. We know that Ahmadinejad has been really out of this world questionning the Holocaust. It should have been smarter to attack him citing his ancestors and their wisdom. After all, Iran is a rich civilization which has more than 3 000 years of history. To listen to the questions answers go toYoutube. Yes The Islamic Republic of Iran is a dictatorship, but let us not forget that this president has been elected. What goes for the US of A cannot be the same for Iran. This is simply arrogant!
I had a rough day, but listening to the news tonight I am discouraged by the cowardeness of the so called intelligentsia and the demagogy so present in our daily lives. But the way, go visit Eatbees, a great post about myths and a great documentary!
Naim a dit :
That’s what we call a real « coup de gueule ». Je n’aime pas être à la place de G. Bush s’il te croise dans une rue déserte 😉
Texte sincère et plein de sens. Je n’aurais pas dit mieux.
barbara a dit :
C’est la première fois que je me présente à ta nouvelle tente.
J’espère que tu vas bien.
Oui, il y vraiment de quoi d’être dégoûté avec l’administration de ce clown. Je ne peux pas senitir Bush, comme beaucoup de mes compatriotes.
Tu avais raison de piquer un coup de gueule .
Je te souhaite une bonne continuation.
eatbees a dit :
I notice that what really got you going was the way Ahmadinejad was treated at Columbia University. I feel the same way. Columbia is one of our best universities, yet its president felt it was necessary to « innoculate » his audience, as Ahmadinejad put it, with Republican « talking points » before the Iranian president even got a chance to speak. The time for challenging the speaker’s ideas is after you have heard what he has to say! It makes Ahmadinejad look like a profile in courage by comparison, and he handled himself rather well, except when he denied that Iran has any homosexuals. (What was that about?) I honestly wish he was in the race for U.S. president in 2008, so he could debate Hillary and Rudy and the others! Even more shameful was the fact that some people felt that Columbia should be punished for inviting him at all, by cutting all its public funding. Fortunately, I believe this kind of mentality is fading in America, and reason (of sorts) is returning — but I agree with you that it was a bad day.
Thanks for the shout-out, by the way ;D I’ll reply to you on my blog later today…
Naim a dit :
Je viens de voir une petite parodie de Halleluia de L.C et je me suis dit: tiens, c’est pour Lalla Loula, celle-là 🙂
marsha a dit :
I agree that the president of Columbia behaved in a rather embarassing way, unbefitting the president of a such an esteemed university. He should apologize publicly to Ahmajinedad.
Myrtus a dit :
I think the whole event was wrong beginning to end, AJ should have never been invited, Bollinger sounded like he was taking care of a personal vendetta the way he addressed AJ.
Latest news from Europe, former Italian president Francesco Cossiga returns his honorary title to Columbia University and says’ he’ll burn his toga.
louladekhmissbatata a dit :
Bonjour à toutes et à tous,
Veuillez excuser ma lenteur à vous remercier de vos commentaires. Naim:-) thank you!