Rich Galen

  • The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has come up with an answer to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. He said at a meeting of Muslim nations in Malaysia that the way to end the conflict was the "elimination of the Zionist regime".

  • But even that came with conditions. According to, Ahmadinejad said that before destroying Israel "there should be an immediate ceasefire first."

  • There were rumors that Mel Gibson had notified the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo that he would be nominating Ahmadinejad for next year's Peace Prize.

  • All right, I made that Peace Prize thing up, but this is true: British Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the suggestion was "deeply unhelpful" which was modestly less helpful, to my way of thinking, than President Bush's statement in front of an open microphone at the G-8 conference last month that the UN needed to "get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s***."

  • Iran has a page on the UN website on which the Iranian Ambassador writes:
    "Iran believes deeply in the ideals of the organization and the purposes and principles of its Charter. . . Iran is committed to participate actively in the endeavors of the United Nations to face our common challenges and realize our collective potential."

  • Hold onto that "believes deeply" and "committed to participate" crap. During his diatribe about Israel in Kuala Lumpur, the Iranian President also called for the dissolution of … the United Nations Security Council.


    The Voice of America's (which is an arm of the U.S. Government) pronunciation guide tells us the President of Iran's name is pronounced: mah-MOOD ah-mah-dih-nee-ZHAHD

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  • According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (which is an arm of the Iranian Foreign Ministry), Ahmadinejad blamed the Security Council for allowing Israel to exist in the first place and said its "defense of the Zionist regime is so significant that the United Nations Security Council should be sacrificed for the sake of it."

  • Rich Galen

    Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at