MahMoud Ahmadinejad: Iran Has no Homosexuals

Yesterday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University. During his presentation, he received the following question:

Iranian women are now denied basic human rights and your government has imposed Draconian punishments, including execution, on Iranian citizens who are homosexuals. Why are you doing those things?

At first, Ahmadinejad tried to avoid the question by talking about drug dealers and capital punishment, but Columbia University President Lee Bollinger pressed Ahmadinejad to answer the question. The result is in the video.

No gays in Iran says Ahmadinejad

Ahmadinejad’s answer was so bad, such an apparent lie, that the audience that had applauded his earlier answers laughed. Not with him — at him.

Unfortunately, Iran’s treatment of homosexuals is no laughing matter. Mere Rhetoric has graphic photos and video.

Cox & Forkum has a political carton of Ahmadinejad’s answer.

North Korea nuclear test: Choose your theory

Rather than blaming North Korea, there must be some other cause for North Korea’s claimed nuke test. Choose your favorite.

It’s particularly enjoyable that the two following inconsistent theories come from the same article.

  • “North Korea is living under constant threat from mentally unstable Bush regime since he included North Korea and Iran in his famous axis of evil speech.” The “NK is afraid of the US” excuse.
  • “The US is in no position to take any military action against North Korea to pursue their regime change policy or air strike on its Nuclear facilities because that will bring death and destruction in millions.” The “NK isn’t afraid of the US” excuse.

I’m sure there will be more theories proposed. How about:

  • It’s Iran’s fault. They talked North Korea into the test to distract the world.
  • It’s Israel’s fault. They talked North Korea into the test to justify their own possession of nukes.
  • It’s Hugo Chavez’s fault. The devil made him do it.
  • It’s the shadow government’s fault. They want us to give up more civil rights are on our relentless march to a one world government.
  • It’s Dennis Hastert’s fault. He had an e-mail warning of the test for two years and did nothing about it.