Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Bad Reporting

The AP writes fantasy:

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Writer Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press Writer – Wed Apr 7, 8:32 am ET

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's hard-line president on Wednesday ridiculed President Barack Obama's new nuclear strategy, which turns the U.S. focus away from the Cold War threats and instead aims to stop the spread of atomic weapons to rogue states or terrorists.

Obama on Tuesday announced the new strategy, including a vow not to use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them. Iran, however, was pointedly excepted from that pledge, along with North Korea, because Washington accuses them of not cooperating with the international community on nonproliferation standards.

So the article says that old Ahmajimmerjabber is all:

"Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer (to politics). Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience. Be careful not to read just any paper put in front of you or repeat any statement recommended," Ahmadinejad said in the speech, aired live on state TV.

Ahmadinejad said Obama "is under the pressure of capitalists and the Zionists" and vowed Iran would not be pushed around. "(American officials) bigger than you, more bullying than you, couldn't do a damn thing, let alone you," he said, addressing Obama.

With all due respect Mr Ali Akbar Dareini, if that is your name, I'll have you know that Ahmadinejad and Obama get along just fine. Ahmadinejad is responding to our reasonable requests, and we have nothing to fear because Iran says it doesn't want nuclear weapons. All it took was sitting down and discussing the situation, as was promised in the campaign. Thank goodness we now have reasonable leaders who were aware of this shortcut to prosperity, sunshine, and butterflies.