As Ahmadinejad spoke, the only person at the United States table was a note-taker; no U.S. diplomat was present. When President Bush spoke earlier Tuesday, however, Ahmadinejad was in the room.Guess they missed this.
It's almost as if this story was lifted from Iran's Press TV as it went on to twice apologetically explain his previous remarks about "wiping Israel off the map"--only a "political" threat not physical--then repeated all his other distorted talking points, which are distortions.
But his comment about the American empire falling, while hard to fully rebut due to our recent financial mess, was the worst of all. Rather bizarre to read it on an American news website quoting from an enemy standing on American soil rubbing things in our face while both CNN and A'jad know they've been actively killing American soldiers in Iraq and helping the Taliban in Afghanistan (Shia cooperating with Sunni no less).
Obama weighed in on the speech and seemingly urged McCain to get just as tough on the regime as HE has been, which utterly confounded one noted blogger, who mentioned something about tools.