Well, who in the heck do you think said this? David Duke? Nope. Les Moonves? Nope. David Letterman? Nope. Al Franken? Nope. Saddam Hussein? Nope. Give up? Okay, I’ll let you in on this little secret.
It was Iranian U. N. Amabassador, Javad Zarif.
Are you shocked? I think not. Javad Zarif was a guest of Columbia University of the “Toward Reconciliation Group,” and this did not exempt him from ridicule. Besides the fact that he encourages the audience “don’t be consumed by whatever is fed by Fox News,” it’s remarkable the comments he makes. He announces (to many boos) that “Hezbollah is the most popular movement; not only in Lebanon, but in the Arab world.”
Oh, that brings me such comfort and joy.
When asked about the atrocity of the Holocaust, he answers “what is the crime committed by the Palestinians in that atrocity?” You can tell he’s not amused. He also raised his right to freedom of expression.
Marine Matt Sanchez, a Puerto Rican, talks about the discrimination and ridicule he faces on the campus of Columbia Univeristy, merely due to the fact that he’s in the military. Oh, yes, they remind him that he’s stupid because he’s a minority and buys into the brainwashing in which the military has engaged him. Guess what? He ain’t buyin’ it. I don’t blame it either, but he’s the one who faces the scorn.
Watch the video as Marine Sanchez describes what happened to him.
Dennis Miller gives the Flying Imams some advice. Do you think they’ll take heed?
Naaaah…. me neither. But it’s fun just the same to warn them.
Watch Miller Time here.
h/t to Romeo Cat for reminding me.
When I listened to the Iraq Study Group discuss their plans/79 recommendations yesterday, I thought there was a familiar ring with their suggestion we deal directly with Syria and Iran to help us win in Iraq. I couldn’t put my finger on it until today, when I suddenly remembered a great parable that shows us how fatalistic this decision would be. Do you remember the story of the frog and the scorpion? For those of you who haven’t read or heard it, here it is:
The Scorpion and the Frog
One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.
The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.
Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the bushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.
Today President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair held a joint press conference to discuss the findings of the ISG and of the situation in the Middle East in general. There were several very interesting points of the speech, and one verbal near-fisticuffs with a reporter from the BBC.
Both Bush and Blair are very clear about one thing: failure is not an option. I don’t know how well that’s going to go over with the dems or the ISG today, but they both showed clear resolve in how they feel about the outcome for Iraq.
Here’s the exchange between the BBC reporter and Bush:
Nate Robinson, BBC News: Mr. President, the Iraq Study Group described the situation in Iraq as â€œgrave and deteriorating.â€ You said that the increase in attacks is â€œunsettling.â€ That will convince many people that youâ€™re still in denial about how bad things are in Iraq and question your sincerity about changing course.
Bush: (angrily) Itâ€™s bad in Iraq. (long pause and stare at BBC reporter)
Robinson: (nods head)
Bush: (long pause) Did that help? (laugh)