...where credit is due.
Ahmadinejad will address the the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference in New York on Monday...
Ahmadinejad told reporters in Tehran before his departure that the NPT has failed. "The biggest threat to the world today is the production and stockpiling of nuclear weapons," he said.
"Unfortunately the [International Atomic Energy Agency] in the past 40 years has not been successful in its mission. We have no disarmament or nonproliferation and some countries have even procured the nuclear bomb during this period," Ahmadinejad said Sunday.
You just have to respect the kind of guts it takes for him to say that out loud.
It's harder to respect the "reporters" who failed to burst out laughing at the line. Where's your self respect, guys?
UPDATE: Just a thought experiment, since I don't have the sense that the Times Square bomber was any kind of operator (see the comments to Jim's post, below). Still... what would it have looked like for Ahmadinejad to show up in New York City just after a major car bomb in Times Square, to lecture the United States on the need to abandon the NPT?
Just good luck for him, perhaps.