Sunday, June 07, 2009

Say What?

If I told you that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the follow:
"I am not a citizen of the world, I am a citizen of the Iran because only in the Iran does citizenship start with our creator."
Would you be surprised? Or, how about this line:
"The notion that we are just one of many among equals is nonsense, Iran is a "blessed" nation, he said, calling Iranian revolutionaries' defeat of the Shah "a miracle from God's hand."
What if I told you it was, Newt Gingrich (substituting United States for Iran) and Mike Huckabee (substituting the United States for Iran and the Shah for the British). Truly, they have more in common with the theocrats running Iran than they would likely admit. Behold the Republican Party. The party of choice for Mullahs everywhere.
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1 comment:

  1. Well... there was one event that was seen as semi-miraculous in the Revolutionary War -- the wind conditions that would not allow Royal Navy ships to cut off Washington's retreat from Manhattan island.

    Ditto for the conditions on the English Channel during the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk in May 1940.

    So Huckabee's comment is actually not too far out of the mainstream. (He's made some others, though, that definitely are.)

    Gingrich's -- if you ditch the last bit -- is standard Republican boiler-plate: citizen of the USA, not a "citizen of the world".

    But the part about "only in the US does citizenship start with our creator" is just bizarre. (Possibly his new fervour comes from his having become a believing Catholic? (Odd choice of church for a man on his third wife, but there you are...)) I can't think of anything to explain away that one...