Wednesday, February 01, 2006

At Us

Can you hear me now?

And, he's not afraid to speak his mind:

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president lashed out Wednesday at the United States and vowed to resist the pressure of "bully countries" as European nations circulated a draft resolution urging that Tehran be brought before the U.N. Security Council for its nuclear activities.

In a speech to thousands of supporters hours after President Bush's State of the Union address, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided the United States as a "hollow superpower" that is "tainted with the blood of nations" and said Tehran would continue its nuclear program.

"Nuclear energy is our right, and we will resist until this right is fully realized," Ahmadinejad told the crowd in the southern Iran city of Bushehr, the site of Iran's only nuclear power plant.

"Our nation can't give in to the coercion of some bully countries who imagine they are the whole world and see themselves equal to the entire globe," he added.

The crowd responded with chants of "Nuclear energy is our right!"

And soon, it will be our right to bomb your nuclear facilities into a million pieces.

UPDATE: Commenter Christine makes a very good point:

Something that needs to be kept in mind. Nejad has not said he would do bad things after he is attacked. He has said he will do bad things if he is sent to the security council.

All of the talk about whether or not sanctions would work, may not matter much. Because, the way he is talking, sanctions won't have time to start.