Personally I don't think he should be even allowed in the country. He's nothing more than a terrorist.
I disagree with this...completely. He was primarily there to speak at the UN where he has every right as a world leader to be present at.
I often find it utter hypocrisy when Bush/Blair or other leaders who scoff at multilateralism speak at the UN...but I would never say that they should not.
Behaviour of american politicians shows how simple and primitive people are. I don't understand. This man ( Iranian president ) is the president of Iran. And if he wants to come and lie flowers in so called ground zero zone to honour the memory of victims, why is it forbidden to him. And why is he not treated as normal head of another country?
Their eternal, boozed Bush goes to every country of this world. He is seen unwelcome everywhere, but he is treated politely by other politicians, because the political culture demands it. It sees that a new mark of american politicians appears: boorishness. Till now genocide and breake of international law was appeared.
It doesn't matter if people were celebrating in Iran when 9/11 happened. Many people in many places have celebrated many things they should not have - but when their leaders come to make a symbolic gesture of respect, it should be encouraged. It's the only way we can get passed prejudice and hatred.
I think it's a good move that Ahmedinajad is in the US even if, in my opinion, he's a complete lunatic. The speech at Columbia U cerainly made things more interesting, and just to note that it was really disappointing that Columbia received such a negative reaction to its invitation.
The US is a secular nation,.
yeah in theory.
In terms of my American issues, I don't sit back and just be angry. I try to involve myself in organizations trying to cause some change to our social problems...... So my anger does accomplish something. It pushes me to get involved and try to make a tiny difference.
There's nothing I, personally, can do about Iran other than pray for the people in the country. Furthermore, Ahmadinejad is just a figurehead and doesn't carry the powers of a dictator. The beliefs spun from Islam dictate the laws by which Iran is governed. But, that's getting off subject.
You might be surprised by how many people in the country are quite happy with their president...and live very comfortable lives. Of course these are mostly the Persian people. The minority races will probably have a different view of things...but such is the plight of minorities in most countries.
I'm not saying this is ideal or the way it should be, or that we should accept it as inevitable...just making a comment that Iran isn't as terrible a place to live in as many people seem to think it is.