Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, once again has world leaders up in arms after making audacious claims about the United States’ involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. During his speech to world leaders Thursday at the annual summit, he boldly stated that “some segments within the U.S. government” had planned the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York prompting members of the American delegation to leave the U.N. General Assembly. All 27 European Union nations as well as others followed President Obama out the door.
Whoa, just when you thought crazy couldn’t get crazier. Not only did Ahmadinejad make ridiculous claims, but he did so at the U.N. in front of a huge audience. Has this guy never taken a political ethics course? And does he realize why inflammatory statements wouldn’t be acceptable in that forum? Probably not.
To further add to his craziness, Ahmadinejad followed up by saying “the majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view” that the American government staged the terrorist attacks.
Yeah, conspiracy theories exist, but he clearly doesn’t know many Americans.
Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made a statement and said,
An issue of grave global concern has been overshadowed by the bizarre, offensive and attention-grabbing pronouncements by President Ahmedinejad from this podium yesterday. His remarks were intended to distract attention from Iran’s obligations and to generate media headlines. They deserve to do neither.
Just in case we had any doubts, this little outburst showed us once again the true nature of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.