Full Text of President Ahmadinejad’s Remarks at U.N. Conference on Racism

(“…it is crucially important to reform the structure of the Security Council, including the elimination of the discriminatory veto right … [applause] …  and change the current world and financial monetary systems.”… This speech should be on the cover of every newspaper in the country, and certainly on every “progressive” blog. But alas…)

This is a rush transcript of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks at the United Nations Durban Review Conference on racism in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 20, 2009. Transcribed from the translation given in the U.N. webcast of the speech.

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful… [Protestors in clown costumes escorted out by security] May he bestow upon his prophets… Praise be upon Allah, the Almighty, who is just, kind, and compassionate. May he bestow upon his prophets his blessings and his grace from Adam to Noah; Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ, and His last prophet, Mohammed. Peace be upon them all who are the harbingers of monotheism, fraternity, love … [Applause] … human dignity and justice.

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Did Lying Never Really Matter?

by Scott Creighton

Am I crazy? Am I naive?  I used to think that lying to get what you wanted was a bad thing.  Is that stupid? Just something we say to our kids like “Yes there is a Santa Clause” or “Jesus is watching you always”?

It turns out that Condi Rice lied to the Senate Armed Services Commitee last fall.  That shouldn’t surprise anyone after her classic “Smoking gun/mushroom cloud” whopper. Apparently Rice approved the torture techniques used by the CIA as early as 2002 according to a memo released by Holder’s DOJ yesterday.

Which basically makes Philip Zelikow’s last little whirl-wind tour of the progressive media tools, just the kind of lie I thought it was since he was saying that he wrote his supposed “memo of dissent on torture” in 2005 FOR Condi Rice (because of her opposition to torture (?)… the same torture we now know she approved 3 years earlier).  But after Zelikows performance on the lie-fest that is the 9/11 Commission Report, again, who the hell can be surprised?

Zelikow’s memo, if it existed at all back then, was just to cover their (his and Rices) asses for the eventual day that would come when they would have to answer for their crimes.  That’s the same reason the other memos and legal briefs were created since we now know that the torture started months before they were even written.  Fact is, they tortured people in an effort to create justification for war with Iraq. It wasn’t about saving the nation or protecting us from another 9/11 (ever wonder why they didn’t fear another 9/11?). It was about creating even more lies that the complicit media could use to convince the public we had to go to war with Iraq.

In short, they tortured people … for profit.  Rice with her connection to Chevron, Cheney with his connection to Halliburton and his wife’s connection to Lockheed Martin, and Bush with his family connections to the Carlyle Group and the oil industry.  They lied and they tortured to create more lies… for money.

I mean, didn’t the outcome of “liar loans” teach us anything?  There is always a price to be paid for deceit and right now the only ones paying, are us.  Don’t you think it’s time to change that dynamic just a bit?

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