So, we were sitting around at the U.N., talking about the world, life, spirituality, and his wish for the return of the messiah. You know, no big:
"I am emphatically declare that today's world more than ever before longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity, and above all longs for the perfect, righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet. [The Twelfth Imam] Oh Almighty God, all men and women are your creatures and you have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirst for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by you, and make us among his followers among those who strive for his return and his cause."
He doesn't ask much really, y'all.
Justice and democracy dictate that the role of the General Assembly, as the highest organ of the United Nations, must be respected. The General Assembly can then, through appropriate mechanisms, take on the task of reforming the Organization and particularly rescue the Security Councilfrom its current state. In the interim, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the African continent should each have a representative as a permanent member of the Security Council, with veto privilege. The resulting balance would hopefully prevent further trampling of the rights of nations.
Yep, those Non-Aligned.
Transcript is here.
Funny, Hugh tracks the major newspapers and finds not many of them are mentioning his call for the coming of the Twelfth Imam.
You know how I know we're in trouble? The Washington Post news analysis says we're "evolving" in our Iran policy. Remember when Justice Souter "evolved?" They're big fans of evolution at the Post.
Update: Bob Owens documents his own search for accurate news on Ahmie.
Update: E.M. Zanotti has film from MEMRI of an, umm, somewhat less subdued Ahmadinejad.