Skip to comments.My Dinner with Ahmadinejad (Journalists and Academics dine while U.S. troops die)
Posted on 09/26/2007 7:43:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The invitation was on creamy stationery with fancy calligraphy: The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran "requests the pleasure" of my company to dine with H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The dinner is at the Intercontinental Hotel with names carefully written out at all the place settings around a rectangular table. There are about 50 of us, academics and journalists mostly. There's Brian Williams across the room, and Christiane Amanpour a few seats down. And at a little after 8pm, on a day when he has already addressed the U.N., the evening after his confrontation at Columbia, a bowing and smiling Mahmoud Admadinejad glides into the room.
This is now an annual ritual for the President of Iran. Every year, during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, he plots out a media campaign that in its shrewdness, relentlessness, and quest for attention would rival Angelina Jolie on a movie junket. And like any international figure, Mr. Ahmadinejad hones his performance for multiple audiences: in this case, the journalists and academics who can filter his speech and ideas for a wider American audience.
The format of the evening is curious. In his calm and fluent voice "dear friends," he calls us he requests that we not ask questions, but make statements, so that he can react to them in a form of dialogue. The academics are not shy. They make statements not only about the need for dialogue and reconciliation, but castigate the Iranian government for chilling press freedoms and for arresting Iranian-American scholars who were only trying to foster better relations between America and Iran. Throughout, Ahmadinejad is courtly, preternaturally calm, and fiercely articulate.
(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...
The Muslims do this very well. They suck up really hard to the Drive Bys knowing that these basically dumb people will be seduced by the surface fawning and attention and not see the evil beneath it all. The reason I’m-a-nut-job has the smile on his face at the end of this is because he is laughing at these stuff shirt media fools for being such sheep
I think he’s crazy. I also think the writer of this article was taken in by the lil runt.
Wow, sounds like Clinton’s “War Room”, has found another “brilliant bad boy” to adore.
I don’t usually read past any sentance with the words “creamy stationary” ( is there any other kind when one dines with the better sort? sheesh)
However, I did read this, because I wanted to see how easily journalists can be duped. And yes, words fail me.
I must self censor myself on the waxing and burning contempt I have for "news" outlets, and "journalists".
Words fail me too. I guess we all get to see what happens when a country is run by a professor.
A filtered lie is still a lie.
"I am a intellectual like you!"
"I am a professor like you!"
"I am smart like you!"
"I hate George Bush like you!"
"We are on the same side!"
I would know who the 23 people were that attended that dinner. What the criteria was for the invites and what they said when they had their speaking moments.
Didn’t CNN’s Christiane Amanpour just do a special report equating Christians with radical Islam?
Does that mean he enunciated " wipe out Israel, death to America" and "all you infidels must convert or die" clearly.
Wonder if Carvile or Bugeyes is his PR specialist?? You know he is being advised by a Dim on how to fool the press.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Sssshhhhh! Newt Gingrich and Al Gore are both professors.
Tell the Spartans and the Athenians it was all just a big misunderstanding.
They journalist were eating while the women were hanging around, literally.
I would do a “Sheryl Crowe” with the “creamy stationary” and send it back.
Duped? These participants are in league with this POS.
LOL. Ok. Radical Professor. That should cover Al Gore too.
And will the numb nut Republicans take these words and this opportunity to slam the Democrats?
Hell no, they are total fools and cannot be trusted with this country.
“I know the Democrat talking points at least as well as you!”
There are quotes galore.
Call them the Unpatriotic Enemy Sympathizer they are!
They 'support' our military by calling them murderers and rapist and terrorist themselves.
It's waaaay worse than that. Self-duped is the more accurate diagnosis.
Words must fail Hillary also. I don’t believe she has made any comments at all about Ahmadinejad’s visit or his speech at the UN. Maybe she doesn’t want to hurt his feelings?????
Yes, as a matter of fact she did.
“he requests that we not ask questions, but make statements, so that he can react to them in a form of dialogue”
Which is exactly what he did at Columbia. And what he does all the time. He never answers the question, he just responds however he pleases.
“I think hes crazy.”
I think Hitler was crazy, too. And look at what he did.
You expected something other from Time?
Laura Ingraham is having a ball mocking this right now.
I hope he ordered the pork.
Ok guys! I used the wrong word. LOL. Duped is not approprate.
Matchett, I found this particularly useful
Also in the unconscious mind, there is no distinction between the memory of something that actually occurred vs. the memory of a fantasy. Here we can understand how and why the left is so prone to mythologizing the past, as their fantasies are mingled with reality.
This has puzzled me for a long time. Clears things up nicely. Thank you for directing me to the post.
He is right about Iran not invading anyone. All the many invasions by his country were done under the name of Persia.
You’re welcome. :) bttt
Was David Gregory there to ask tough questions like he tried to do to Bush?
Are you listening to us? Why do you meekly accept liberal lies? Why do you not fight back? Why should I give you money? We had the Presidency, the Congres, and the Senate for six years. Why was Dem voter fraud not prosecuted? Why are the Clintons not in jail? Why did you do NOTHING while the liberal press lied about your every move for the last twenty years? Why are you so SPINELESS? Hit 'em hard, make it happen - then I will donate. I want to see TV commercials that hit these traitors so hard that we win 90-10. Got it? It's EASY - tell the truth, show the traitors, expose them.
If he was “clean” along with “articulate”, he is qualified to run for the Presidency, right?
I think the writer of the article did a pretty good job, actually. The reporter wrote about an event most people would never have known about, described the forum, the atmosphere, the forms of questions (?), the manner of the speaker, etc...It was really pretty informative. It didn’t seem that the Time writer was an admirer, just a reporter. The Iranian president usually makes a fool of himself quite nicely without any help from the press.
It reminds me of the Nazis who would lock a town’s residents in a house and burn it down - and then repair to their luxurious headquarters where they would have a fine dinner with schnapps and lots of gemutlichkeit. Maybe some Mozart as an accompaniment.
Frankly, I don’t find much difference in the views, opinions and attitudes between Ahmadinejad and leftist journalist.
David Gregory had his One on One with Ahmanutjob a bit later.
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Sadly the pandering journalists make the president of columbia u look good
Like the movie “My Dinner with Andre” this is just surreal talk from a nut case. The charm is there (supposedly) and the heady insanity of both the nut case and crowd.
Is it possible to ‘read’ her show the next day, a la Rush?
“The format of the evening is curious. In his calm and fluent voice “dear friends,” he calls us he requests that we not ask questions, but make statements, so that he can react to them in a form of dialogue.”
And the lapdog “journalists and academics” allow the Hitler of the Middle East to avoid the difficult task of answering a hard question. It looks like the “creamy stationary” had its desired effect.
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