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Clarifying my Ahmadinejad Remarks

25 Sep 2006

I was reading the forums recently and it's pretty clear that a lot of people totally misunderstood what I wrote in my last blog about Iran's leader Ahmadinejad.

I don't support the guy, I don't like the guy, and I don't think he should have access to nuclear weapons.

The point of my my last blog was to say that I agreed with much of the information he shared regarding president Bush. A lot of what he had to say about Bush, and his administration, made a lot of sense.

Yes, I realize the guy is a nut job, questioning the Holocaust, etc., but that doesn't make what he had to say any less true.

He eloquently explained one of the key reasons that Bush and his administration look to opress other nations. If you were the ONLY country in the world with nuclear energy, you could basically run the world. Then, you could also force your beliefs on those in other countries.

A VERY extreme example: the U.S. is the only country with nuclear energy. All other sources of energy have since been exhausted giving the U.S. even more power. "Sagawersia" needs energy to survive. The U.S. administration agrees to give Sagawersia energy, but only if they renounce their Muslim beliefs and instead agree to be ruled by Christian law.

I'm not a Muslim. I am a Christian that believes that Christ died for my sins. Still, though, I believe that everyone should have the right to be atheist, Muslim, Jewish, or whatever.

I personally believe (just an opinion) that Bush hates Muslims. Then again, I don't think he cares much about black people either. I've met lots of really nice Muslims. Great people that don't have a violent bone in their body. On the other hand, I know that the radicals are a very dangerous threat to this country... but I don't hate Muslims.

I watched the 60 Minutes episode expecting to hear an extremist go off like a mad man. That's not what he did. He was a "politician," in that, he clearly avoided the tough questions by putting a position spin on them, but he made some valid points against Bush (IMO).

Again, it's no secret that I think Bush has done a terrible job. Many people outside of the U.S. believe that HE and his administration are as dangerous as Ahmadinejad. Lots of people have died since 9/11 due to Bush's decision to go to war with Iraq. Lots of the wrong people have died. Bin Laden, the dude responsible, wasn't killed by the U.S., but plenty of innocent civilians are dead. Also, thousands of innocent young Americans who were brave enough to fight a war for their country are dead. That's really sad and I think it was totally avoidable.

I don't expect everyone to agree with me on all of this, but that's ok. It's my opinion and I'm entitled to it. I realize it may not be a popular opinion amongst many, but I've never been one to shy away from speaking my mind.

So, in closing, Bush sucks. He really, really, sucks... :-)