posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 09:29 AM
This thread, and the vast majority of the add-on posts to it, are just additional testament to the pitiful state of this site. ATS has become (or
maybe always has been) an anti-American, anti-West flame fest.
Ahmadinejad has (faux) challenged Barak Obama to a debate, knowing full well it won't ever happen. How very brave...
And the nearly universal take on this (here) is that Obama won't debate him because America would thus be exposed to be (take your pick) evil, wrong,
imperialistic, war mongering, genocidal...whatever.
How about the possibility that the President of the United States would not take up the challenge because Ahmadinejad is the leader of an oppressive,
repressive, terrorist-supporting, holocaust-denying, anti-feminist, anti-gay, anti-democracy, anti-freedom-of-speech regime...that has not earned the
right to share a stage with the leader of the free world?
Now...I am no fan of Obama. I think he is taking America in the wrong direction - including pandering to the very same (extremist) Islamic elements
that would love nothing more than to see America go down in flames, literally.
I believe that his original policy idea of engagement with radicals like Ahmadinejad was idealistic - and now that he has been in the Presidency for
two years, he realizes this.
Those of you who really think that this Iranian leader could actually win a debate with Obama are dreaming. Those that think Ahmadinejad's posturing
and delaying, dodging and weaving will somehow result in a geo-political win against the West are delusional.
Whether you agree with it or not. Whether you think the West's arguments hold water or not. Iran will toe the line - and soon - or we will all be
discussing the former Islamic Republic of Iran in future ATS debates.
Get real people.