Obama bundler meets with Ahmadinejad

posted at 7:35 am on September 25, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

And she’s bragging about it, too.  Apparently without “preparations”, Code Pink founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin met with Iranian president and raging anti-Semite Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York.  Evans wears another hat in this election as well; she has pledged to raise over $50,000 for Barack Obama as one of his main bundlers:

Calling it a “major step forward” in relations between Iran and the United States, leading activists Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans of CODEPINK Women for Peace — along with more than 150 other U.S. peace group representatives — met Wednesday afternoon with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here following his appearance at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

They had some interesting ideas for promoting peace with the man who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map, who funds terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas, whose munitions kill American soldiers in Iraq, and whose nation currently wants to build nukes.  Their solutions?  Peace parks and investing in Iranian businesses:

The CODEPINK women proposed inviting American and Iranian artists to build a “peace park” in Tehran, a memorial dedicated to people-to-people commitment to peace and diplomacy between our two countries.

They also proposed a plan to invest funds in an Iranian business, one that produces green and sustainable products, such as bicycles. This grassroots investment would be the opposite of efforts by the Bush administration and Congress to tighten sanctions, a move which CODEPINK thinks would only hurt ordinary, everyday Iranians. Such a symbolic CODEPINK investment in a green, sustainable business would challenge U.S. regulations blocking trade with Iran and would show how diplomacy and trade are preferable to war and sanctions.

Most people want to stop investing in an Iranian system that needs cash for its nuclear aspirations.  Congress has considered a divestment bill this year, for instance, attempting to use leverage .  In fact, both John McCain and Barack Obama support divestiture. Maybe that message got lost in the shuffle at Team O.

That brings us to the bigger question: why is a bundler for Obama’s campaign meeting with the head of the biggest terror-sponsoring regime in the world?  Let’s skip over all of the hypocrisy of a supposed “peace” group sucking up to a man who funds terrorists, murders, and violence all over the world.  (They like Castro, too, so that’s old news.)  Here we have someone actively working to raise funds for Obama meeting with the explicitly avowed enemy of one of our closest allies.  What does that say about Obama and his campaign?

Obama should disavow Evans and return the money she has bundled for him.  If not, we can consider that agreement with Evans’ actions and judge Obama’s foreign-policy instincts by it.  (via Melanie Morgan and Free Republic’s Kristin Taylor)


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Investing in the Iranian bicycle trade. You couldn’t make this **** up.

lodge on September 25, 2008 at 7:41 AM

Can’t we just revoke their citizenship and deport them to Iran? I think they’d learn a thing or two and it would work out well for America.

Browncoatone on September 25, 2008 at 7:42 AM

Gee enlighten me again – what does the peace loving Iranian government do to lesbians, protesters, and malcontents in their country?

EricPWJohnson on September 25, 2008 at 7:46 AM

Nothing to see here- keep moving.

Fuquay Steve on September 25, 2008 at 7:46 AM

If I were God,, which it is really good that I am not,, but if I were, I would dress them in their code pink outfits, pick up there sorry little selves with my two fingers and drop them in the middle of Iran.

JellyToast on September 25, 2008 at 7:47 AM

Campaign =/= Supporters, yadda yadda yadda.

This is not the peace-loving cash cow I thought I knew.

Lehosh on September 25, 2008 at 7:48 AM

Idiots, but they’re useful to the Iranians.

Bishop on September 25, 2008 at 7:51 AM

Can’t we just revoke their citizenship and deport them to Iran? I think they’d learn a thing or two and it would work out well for America.

Browncoatone on September 25, 2008 at 7:42 AM

There are a lot of things that could be done but we all know that nothing will be done.

abcurtis on September 25, 2008 at 7:52 AM

“Useful idiots” doesn’t mean they aren’t a grave danger to us. It just means they don’t know what they’re doing. But the people pulling their strings do.

Not responding to this because the people involved aren’t smart isn’t smart.

JiangxiDad on September 25, 2008 at 7:56 AM

There was a time not too long ago when a traitorous action like this would have been done in secret. Jane Fonda put an end to that.

It’s trite to say, but we deserve what we get if we won’t defend what we have.

JiangxiDad on September 25, 2008 at 7:58 AM

Ugh. That is just gross. Those “women” really ought to move to another country, this one is too good for them. They make me want to spit.

4shoes on September 25, 2008 at 7:59 AM

Ahmadinejad looks a lot like Chaves in that picture.

Alden Pyle on September 25, 2008 at 8:00 AM

She may have even gotten money from the Iranians and Chavez too (isn’t it Chavez in the picture).

Proof. I am just asking the questions. Let the Obama Campaign prove they did not illegally take money.

Mr. Joe on September 25, 2008 at 8:01 AM

These people from CODE PINK are so naive, it is actually mind boggling! Are they even remotely aware of the kind of people they are calling “friends” and associating with these days? These “friends” would blow their heads off their shoulders and not even give it a moment’s thought if given the chance.

pilamaye on September 25, 2008 at 8:04 AM

I say pack them up and send them to Iran and never let them back into the States.

mindhacker on September 25, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Gods,

If the media just did their jobs for once idiot Barry would have been buried a long time ago. It’s simply unbelievable and insane that a Presidential candidate can have so many questionable and disturbing associations with this many radicals. The Media has lowered the standards for decency to levels that I doubt will be recoverable in the future…God help us all

Dritanian on September 25, 2008 at 8:08 AM

let’s buy these pinkos a one way ticket to Tehran. Leave them in the middle of the city dressed only in bikinis (yes I know it’s a repugnant thought) then let Islam take its course).

eaglewingz08 on September 25, 2008 at 8:09 AM

Edmond News — When Benjamin Franklin was dispatched to France as ambassador of the United States in 1776, he won the hearts of the French through his authenticity. Rather than take on an affected and phony continental style, Franklin eschewed the powdered wig of the European gentleman and donned the fur cap of an American frontiersman. Original genius and polymath, Franklin understood that the French would see through any false pretension but respect an authenticity that sprang from an unpretentious and naive love of country.

What a contrast there is between Franklin and Barack Obama. Obama is a Harvard lawyer who is a mile wide and an inch deep. He is only the latest in a long line of shallow elites that consider it stylish and intellectual to despise their own culture and heritage.

Nothing exemplifies Obama’s antipathy for American culture better than his statement that Americans “cling to” religion and guns out of frustration or bitterness. We only can suppose that Obama regards religion or firearms as aberrations that need to be eradicated.

Of course, both guns and religion are essential aspects of American culture. The United States was founded by people seeking religious freedom. Does the word “Pilgrim” ring a bell with anyone? Our freedom and the right to self-government were won by farmers with guns.

The American Revolution started when the British marched to Concord with the intention of confiscating colonial arms. Both the right to “keep and bear arms,” and the right to “free exercise” of religion are enshrined in the Bill of Rights. We have come a long way when the presidential nominee of a major political party regards the exercise of fundamental rights as a mental aberration.

When Obama refers to “my Muslim faith,” the verbal gaffe resonates as a Freudian slip because of Obama’s thinly veiled hatred for this country’s unique culture and institutions. Obama sat for 20 years in a church where the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr preached “goddamn America.” He only resigned from the congregation when it became politically expedient to do so. When earlier this year, Michelle Obama said “for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,” can we conclude that her husband disagrees? Is it not remarkable that Michelle Obama can be so small-minded as to find nothing in the history of the United States that merits her admiration but the personal success of her husband?

What is Barack Obama for? His campaign motto is “change.” But even a 6-year-old child understands that “change” can be either good or bad. Lacking specifics, the invocation of “change” as policy is completely empty. As we witness Obama’s minions mindlessly endorse the meaningless maxim of “change,” it only can call to mind the barnyard animals in George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” chanting “four legs good, two legs bad!”

The choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has been devastating for the Obama campaign precisely because she is everything Obama is not. Palin is not ashamed of her culture or country. She is not embarrassed by being an American, but naively embraces her birthright. Unassisted by affirmative action, Palin has risen to national prominence on the basis of her character, intelligence and natural gifts. In a word, she has guts. This is a woman who is proud of her country, not because it has granted her personal success, but because she respects what America stands for: freedom, opportunity, and individualism.

Obama is a vapid demagogue, a hollow man that despises American culture. He is ill-suited to be president of the United States. As the weeks pass, more Americans will come to this realization and elect McCain/Palin in a landslide.

Keemo on September 25, 2008 at 8:11 AM

Will the “Peace Park” include a Stoning Pit? If it does, will they have an adult pit and an adolescent pit? Also, where will they hang the gay people and the women whose husbands no longer want them?

bloggless on September 25, 2008 at 8:14 AM

So Codepink wants the death penalty for homosexuality, adultery, apostasy, fornication, etc. Fits in with their fascist tendencies.

I wonder if Andrew Sullivan will condemn them for this, or is he too obsessed with Trig Palin.

rbj on September 25, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Repeat after me McCain campaign:

“We must make an ad about this.”

“We must make an ad about this.”

“We must make an ad about this.”

“We must make an ad about this.”

EnglishMike on September 25, 2008 at 8:17 AM

Some of those idiots were behind Chris Dodd the other day with a sign that said “Bailout of Iraq”. I hate them. I really, really hate them.

SouthernGent on September 25, 2008 at 8:19 AM

Calling it a “major step forward” in relations between Iran and the United States

They are insane.

Maybe they can rally up some human shields and head to Iran to stand in front of the reactors. Where do I donate to their travel fund?

reaganaut on September 25, 2008 at 8:20 AM

So, Code Pink did engage in negotiations with Iran, with no conditions.

I guess that’s because Iran is not a threat.

Or, maybe it’s because Iran is a tiny country.

Or, maybe it’s because Obama and his supporters believe that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Loxodonta on September 25, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Code Pink are simply “useful tools” for this Iranian terrorist head of state. And the sick part is that they WANT to fill that roll for him.

csdeven on September 25, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Code Pink’s motto-the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

This is the distillation of liberalism, folks. A peace organization that befriends a warmaker and terror sponsor….
English Mike…you’re absolutely right-EVERYONE hates moveon/code pink, even alot of Democrats. He has to get this ad up soon, though the timing sucks.

hippie_chucker on September 25, 2008 at 8:24 AM

Some of those idiots were behind Chris Dodd the other day with a sign that said “Bailout of Iraq”. I hate them. I really, really hate them.

SouthernGent on September 25, 2008 at 8:19 AM

Dont worry, after the collapse of ’09 we can round them up and ship them all to their Uncle Hugo, they wont be welcome here anymore, not that they are now.

Viper1 on September 25, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Yet again showing that the left is more in line with America’s enemies than they are with America Herself.

Tony737 on September 25, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Keemo on September 25, 2008 at 8:11 AM

Keemo: That is about the best concise analysis of the situation by anyone. Could not agree more!

J.J. Sefton on September 25, 2008 at 8:27 AM

This will go great with a cup of coffee, made me smile…
from LGF..

“On Aug. 26, CodePink activist Alicia Forrest, 24, and several others were asking police officers why they were arresting another protester outside Civic Center. Forrest said at the time that Officer Scott Stewart poked her twice with his riot baton. Stewart then pushed her with the long side of the stick once before yelling “back up, b——” and shoving her hard to the ground, where she lands with a scream and a loud smack. The final blow was captured by a Rocky videographer.”

Turns out video from Zombie exonerated the cop!

hippie_chucker on September 25, 2008 at 8:28 AM

It simply boggles my mind how these women have the ability to block out the vision in their heads of this guy watching women get stoned to death, or having popcorn while watching a beheading, or him watching dutifully as his daughters get a genital mutilation etc etc etc…

How can your cause be so great it allows you to ignore these things and embrace this man????

It defies logic.

Tim Zank on September 25, 2008 at 8:29 AM

“It’s rare for a head of state to take time during an official U.N. visit to meet with the peace community, especially in a situation where the host government—represented by the Bush administration—is so hostile,”

OK, I didn’t get to that part yet.

Get the F*** out of my country, you clueless hag.

This head of state is a friggin’ tryant, you ignorant cow. The “hostile” host government’s soldiers and countless civilians of our allies in Iraq, Israel and other Mid-East nations have been killed because of direct involvement of this head of state. Funding, material, logistics, training, and actual manpower, you stupid, useless witch.

I can’t properly express my contempt and utter hatred of these women.

reaganaut on September 25, 2008 at 8:31 AM

And here’s the add:

The leaders of extremist anti-war group Code Pink have pledged to raise $50,000 for Barack Obama.

(show cuttings, screen caps)

These are the people who disrupt Congressional hearings; who try to shut down military recruitment offices. (Fill in other acts of extremism here)

(show newscuttings)

They’ve never met a terrorist they didn’t like, or an anti-American dictator who they couldn’t do business with – the same dictators Obama has pledge to meet without preconditions.

(pics of pinkers with Hugo, Dinnerjacket etc, clippings or video of Obama pledge)

These are the kind of supporters who will be calling in favours if Barack Obama becomes president.

Barack Obama doesn’t care who his supporters are, as long as they keep the money coming. And he’s not strong enough to stand up to terrorists and dictators.

Barack Obama: not ready to lead America.

EnglishMike on September 25, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Touchdown, Eng. Mike….

hippie_chucker on September 25, 2008 at 8:33 AM

With maybe a cameo by Professor Ayers?

hippie_chucker on September 25, 2008 at 8:34 AM

My favorite internet video of all time: Code Pinko creeps all done up in death costume masks and make-up tossed out of a congressional hearing (by orders from a Democrat) before they could perform their act and Medea Benjamin in the hallway in full costume arguing with the cops “Wha? Wha? Wha…..we were just peacefully sitting there!” Griff Jenkins of FoxNews I believe manning the videocam.

Marcus on September 25, 2008 at 8:43 AM

Just wondering ,has Hanoi Jane joined codepink yet?She certainly would be a good spokesman for them ,explaing how best to destroy America while living her lush lifestyle!

Marines for Mccain on September 25, 2008 at 8:44 AM

I’m sure that this country has always had nuts like this living in it, but didn’t tolerate this nonsense from them or give them so much press.

Hening on September 25, 2008 at 8:45 AM

I forget where I heard this but, Peace is not defined by an absence of war….something like that.

Just like many people believe a certain gene exists that makes people gay or alcoholic, or whatever, there MUST be a gene that makes people think the way Code Pink does.

“investing in Iranian businesses”

Yea, because proposing to reward Iran and stroking dinner Jacket’s ego is exactly how we should respond to someone threatening genocide and nuclear holocaust….idiots.

P.S. That picture with Hugo would make a great un-motivational poster.
caption: “when hating your own country just isn’t enough”

Goodeye_Closed on September 25, 2008 at 8:45 AM

Here we have someone actively working to raise funds for Obama meeting with the explicitly avowed enemy of one of our closest allies. What does that say about Obama and his campaign?

This is also the same bundler who disrupted the Republican Convention, but I don’t think a single media outlet reported on Jodie Evans’ role as a money bagger for Obama. Not to mention their good work at recruiting stations in Berkeley.

Hopefully their latest unpatriotic act will be enough to force Obama’s (outstretched) hand. Surely he cannot claim not to know who she is or how much money she has bundled for him.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM

And are there just women in this orginization?Im sure we have many gay men who would love to participate.Pink is their fav color.

Marines for Mccain on September 25, 2008 at 8:47 AM

“investing in Iranian businesses”

Great.. investing in IEDs…

DaveC on September 25, 2008 at 8:54 AM

my favorite line from Reagun’s Speech, ‘A Time Fore Choosing’..

(forgive me if it’s off a bit..)

You can have peace and have it tomorrow if you do one thing. Surrender.

DaveC on September 25, 2008 at 8:56 AM

I wonder how long Dinnerjacket held his breath during that meeting.

Coronagold on September 25, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Appeasers feeding the crocodile, hoping it will eat them last. It’s an Obamanation.

Barack Hussein Obama continuing to accept money from CodePinko’s is yet just another crystal clear sign, apparently unseeable by those wearing rose colored glasses, that his own self-serving interests far outweigh the public interest.

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Weep… And Plead

SilverStar830 on September 25, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Barack Obama doesn’t care who his supporters are, as long as they keep the money coming.

EnglishMike on September 25, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Obama is tainted with some very filthy money here. It’s a great opportunity for him to have a “Sister Souljah” moment. Will he do it?

Doubtful. He’s been handed a zillion of these opportunities already and hasn’t seized a single one.

Gilda on September 25, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Treason.

Static on September 25, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Gee enlighten me again – what does the peace loving Iranian government do to lesbians, protesters, and malcontents in their country?
EricPWJohnson on September 25, 2008 at 7:46 AM

This.

And that’s just the men. The women are buried up to their necks and stoned to death.

wise_man on September 25, 2008 at 9:10 AM

Chavez sez “If you stupid cows weren’t so freakin’ ugly and if you didn’t smell like chicken litter, I’d probably make some lewd suggestion that you’d be executed for refusing. I’m not that hard up.”

AubieJon on September 25, 2008 at 9:11 AM

General Electric is feeling the pain from owning Liberal biased companies such as NBC…

That’s the method of operation folks, hurt these Liberal anti-American companies where it hurts. Why support those who are responsible for destroying the integrity of the media!

CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN; they all have owners.

Keemo on September 25, 2008 at 9:11 AM

How I hate those harpies from hell. Their mission in life is to give aid and comfort to our enemies and to bring this country and especially our military down. And imho one result of their sedition has been to encourage attacks by these enemies against our troops. The shrews of Code PInk have blood on their hands. Did I say I hate them?

muggedbyreality on September 25, 2008 at 9:18 AM

So,the El Code Pinko’s met with the Devil,
and the Anti-Chr__st,in the spirit of Church Lady,
SNL,isn’t that special,

so the Code Pinko’s are hob nobbing about, meeting
Crazy Chevez,and free-loading around Dinnerjacket,
let see, could they be under the influence of
S_t_n!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Sarc.)

canopfor on September 25, 2008 at 9:25 AM

Obama should disavow Evans and return the money she has bundled for him.

Yes. McCain had to disavow Clayton Williams by canceling his event, and all Claytie did was make a silly joke decades ago. (I think McCain kept the money, though. At least I hope so.)

I don’t hate my political opponents, but I hate Code Pink, with a burning intensity.

As others have said. when this Jodie person stormed the stage at the RNC, why didn’t anyone report on her status as a bundler? I am so sick of Republicans being held to a different standard. It’s an outrage.

juliesa on September 25, 2008 at 9:27 AM

Good lord. These people are a parody of themselves.

CP on September 25, 2008 at 9:39 AM

How I hate those harpies from hell.
muggedbyreality on September 25, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Awwww, their not harpies:

Foremost for Jodie is sharing her passion for world peace and the methods through which to achieve it. In 1999, she co-created the Peace Conference in Dubrovnik, “Imagining Peace in the 21st Century.” She continues to produce the 10 day, multi-event World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles, and works diligently to facilitate and provide ongoing spiritual and educational venues to support peacemakers. Jodie is the creator/co-editor of two recent books, “Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation” and “Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism.” She was also an executive producer of the critically acclaimed documentary “The Ground Truth,” hailed by Time Magazine as the finest film to emerge from the Iraq war. She has a daughter and 2 sons; when not working to end war she throws pots on her wheel, gardens, dances and plays the harp.

And you know, I think she’s qualified to be Obama’s Veep, since she is quite the world traveler and has met so many foreign leaders, like Chavez and Ahmadinijead.

Buy Danish on September 25, 2008 at 9:42 AM

The moldiest, rankest cell in the U.S. is too good for these corn chunks. I despise MB and her coven with a passion.

ronsfi on September 25, 2008 at 9:47 AM

Will the “Peace Park” include a Stoning Pit? If it does, will they have an adult pit and an adolescent pit? Also, where will they hang the gay people and the women whose husbands no longer want them?

bloggless on September 25, 2008 at 8:14 AM

THAT was hilarious. Thanks!

scalleywag on September 25, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Useless Idiots…

CliffHanger on September 25, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Maybe we’re being too hard on them. Maybe we should all hate the Jews. Maybe Israel should be wiped off the map. Maybe the Holocaust never really happened. And maybe Hezbollah and Hamas are really charitable organizations. NOT.

Wrap them all up tightly in a keffiyeh and drop them in Iran. Or Cuba. Or Venezuela. Traitors.

scalleywag on September 25, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Investing in the Iranian bicycle trade. You couldn’t make this **** up.

lodge on September 25, 2008 at 7:41 AM

Given a set of beliefs that’s common in many cities, it’s not at all weird advocating investing in the Iranian bicycle trade. Many of my friends would be all for this idea, but they don’t appreciate the danger of Iran as I do. And even with me being as anti-Islam and anti-jihadi as anyone on this planet, I don’t know that it would be so bad to invest in the Iranian bicycle industry. Bicycling would tend to empower women in a situation where they aren’t going to want to wear the mobile concentration camps that the clerics want them to wear. I favor all means of alienating women and gays from the mullahs as a way of weakening the mullah’s influence.

(I have the feeling that this post is the most strange combination of far right policy preferences with domestic moonbatism that I’ve yet attempted.)

thuja on September 25, 2008 at 10:11 AM

This is only a distraction from the real issues.

Issues like Ayers, Rezko, Wright, Raines/Johnson, missing/altered/unreleased documents, lack of any qualifying experience for the presidency, etc.

You expect to see this stuff anywhere but in HA and a few conservative blogs? Never.

MrScribbler on September 25, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Jodie Evans attended Obama’s Streisand glitzathon last week too. She is not a peripheral person in Obama’s campaign. She has many powerful rich friends, and my guess is that she has raised far more than $50,000 for Obama. She could do that in one cocktail party at her house.

The ads write themselves, if the McCain campaign can find the time to stop circling the wagons around Rick Davis and pay attention.

rockmom on September 25, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Almost as bad as Larry King interviewing AhmaGenocide.

abinitioadinfinitum on September 25, 2008 at 10:40 AM

Ahmadinejad looks a lot like Chaves in that picture.
Alden Pyle on September 25, 2008 at 8:00 AM

Have you ever seen Hugo and Mahmoud in the same room? I ask you.

Akzed on September 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM

In New York? Wimps! If they had any, they’d meet him in Iran!

christene on September 25, 2008 at 11:27 AM

I would love to see her spend a year in that country…protesting and demanding…she would have her you know what sewn shut, and kept in a cage the final 3 months.

right2bright on September 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Obama MidEastern Muslim Bundlers

His name is Obama. All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American Presidency.

Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi, June 11, 2008, Al Jazeera TV, Qatar, Memri TV Project

maverick muse on September 25, 2008 at 11:40 AM

Without preparations or preconditions

Yep, that sounds like O!s foreign policy to me…

RocketmanBob on September 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM

First, these bundlers need massive investigation via the FEC. I have read story after story about the illegal bundling methods by the Obama campaign and Code Pink is just one of many. Maverick Muse “Obama MidEastern Muslim Bundlers” is SOOOOO on target.

Second, there is a former FBI agent, I apologize for not remembering his name, but he has been missing in Iran for quite some time now. His family has been on Greta’s show and has been pleading with the Iranian officials to find out where he is and to allow him to come home. The wife wanted an audience with Imajerk and was refused. So, if Cindy wanted to do something good, why not have the wife come along in this meeting or ask Imajerk to meet with the wife?

Keemo- good job! I pray you are right on McCain becoming POTUS. I still cannot fathom why this race is so close. It is so hard to wrap my mind around the number of sheer morons out there that cannot or will not see THE ONE for exactly what he is.

freeus on September 25, 2008 at 12:03 PM

‘Wipe israel off the map’,is being used as a propaganda tool to justify nuking iran.
He didn’t say that,everybody else knows this,professers of farsi,even in israel.

He said(quoting Ayatollah Khomeni in the 80′s-when he said it there wasn’t hysteria to attack iran )that the regime occupying jerusalem(zionsm) will vanish from the pages of time.Like communism/nazism.When we called to the end of communism in the ussr we didn’t mean that we wanted to kill all the Russian people.It’s the ideology. Regimes will pass like the shah .Apartheid in south africa has vanished from the pages of time.

There isn’t a farsi word for ‘wipe off’,it’s a term only used in the west.The words Israel and map were not used.

Iran has not invaded or attacked any countries in hundreds of years.Persians are an ancient dignifed civiliation seeping with history and artefacts.They want respect.

70% of iranians are under 40 they want to change their political landscape but not through outside force.Read some iranian blogs.They are one of the most pro-west/u.s in the region.
They held candlelit vigils following 9/11,and co-operated during the war in afghanistan.

Holocaust denial-It is not denied,it’s the numbers, they are asking for more research on a historic event,you have people in the u.s who think the government caused 9/11 and want more investigations because they don’t except the story they have been told. If after research it is found that the holocaust happened exactly as stated,they want to know what it has to do with the palestians,why have they suffered for something carried out in europe.

Iran is not camels and desert,the only images shown are crazy muslims jumping up and down screaming death to america/israel.

If they sang it, in the style of the beach boys,would it still be seen as a threat. John mccain singing bomb,bomb bomb iran,great joke.

Iran says attack us and we will retaliate.
U.S says attack Israel and we will collectively anihilate the whole of iran.

I am not american ,leftwing or muslim. I am just asking people to step back and review different points.For a true debate you have explore all issues.

I know you are not horrible people and truly want was best for your country.I would be very grateful if you can look at this clip,and honestly say whether it has any effect.

Again i don’t agree with the iranian president,but there is another side of iran .
link below.

mags on September 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Dare I say it?…

…Logan Act.

Damiano on September 25, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Those are some ugly broads. I only have one thought:
burquas here, burquas now.

Laura in Maryland on September 25, 2008 at 1:13 PM

If they are ambassadors for peace, why didn’t they bring up the fact that Iran wants to “wipe Israel off of the map?”

RMCS_USN on September 25, 2008 at 3:10 PM

RMCS USN,
The reason they did not bring up the ‘fact’ that iran wants to ‘wipe israel off the map’is because he never said it,it’s not true.

Again He quoted ayatollah khomeni and said’

As the imaman says,they regime occupying jerusalem(zionist)
Will vanish from the pages of time.

As a member of ‘rest of the world’ we are very worried that this false interpretation will lead to ww3.
No farsi word for ‘wipe off ‘ they have never heard of the expression, The word map and israel wasn’t said.

I am not making this up.I would appreciate it if you read my long post or am i banging my head against a wall?

mags on September 25, 2008 at 4:57 PM

This reminds of a story about the “human shields” in Iraq before the invasion. One of their Iraqi guards/handlers said, in spite of the pressure to exploit the propaganda value, “I think some of these people are mentally disturbed.” LOL, you got that right buddy. I hope whoever that was survived the final days of the Saddam regime.

It would be the same deal if these freaks go to Tehran. There are plenty of normal people in Iran who will see them for what they are – mentally disturbed idiots.

Django on September 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM

Hmm…. what’s that phrase? It goes something like this….

…like an activist needs an Iranian bicycle.

darkpixel on September 25, 2008 at 8:10 PM