Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What did the guy actually say?

Contrary to the PC opinion, he did not say there are no gays in Iran. The translator interpreted what he said as "In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country".

One thing that we should keep in mind is that he doesn't speak English. We get a translation done on the fly and educated people (that's us, right?) are supposed to understand that a strict, literal interpretation of such a translation isn't always going to be meaningful.

One interpretation of what he said is that Iran doesn't have the kind of open homosexual communities as are found in the United States. Somehow that just seems like more rational understanding of what he said than trying to pretend he said that nobody in Iran is a homosexual.

I know that we have to demonize him so we can justify a really stupid war with Iran, but do we have to show our own stupidity when we do it?

On a side note, I've heard that Iran isn't the only country with the Death Penalty. Is that true?

I liked this post. Pointing out that at times the Iranian nutcase sounded like he was Governer of Texas.

Althouse seems to think that when the Iran government executes someone that it's murder. What does she think when Bush signs a death warrent for an execution?

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