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Iran is in dangerous hands. Delegates from the United States and other nations walked out of the U.N. General Assembly yesterday in protest of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fiery rant that criticized Washington, Israel, capitalism and the United Nations itself.

 

Crackpot statements from Ahmadinejad are nothing new, but using the platform of the United Nations to threaten the peace of the world takes this leader’s rhetoric to a new low. Tension in the hall grew as the Iranian leader recounted various conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and about Israel’s role in inciting war in the Middle East.

 

“God, protect the world from the demonic insanity of the current Iranian regime. We pray that the many stable and reasonable souls in Iran would find a peaceful way to remove this man and his aids from power. We pray for leadership change, soon and complete. Confuse his counsel. May his threats “fall to the ground” and may his foolish designs come to nothing. We pray for a blessing of peace on and for Iran. May this noble people recover it’s noble past and rise today to meet a new destiny designed by you. May those who know the Prince of Peace in this great nation bring a new miraculous peace there here and now. In the Name of that Prince of Peace…”

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