Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the President of Iran, and is best known for arguing with the United States about its nuclear program -- in playground fashion.
Ahmadinejad was elected President in 2005, on a platform that can best be described as "Fuck the West". He spoke out against the United State and the United Nations, calling them "one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam", and possibly accused both the US and UN making a few backdoor deals on account of "pinky-swearing". He was re-elected in 2009, causing a wave of protests that so far have been pretty civil.
By middle east standards, anyway.
Ahmadinejad is proud to announce that his country is now a nuclear power. He claims that the power plants will be used to provide energy to Iran. Western intellegence says they're using them to make nuclear weapons. When it comes to matters on weapons of mass destruction, they're people we can trust.
Iran currently has over a dozen nuclear facilities, and the country is capable of enriching uranium to an insanely high amount. Despite the launch of a long-range missle in 2009, Ahmadinejad claims that the use of nuclear power is for "peaceful" use, though some nations are not completely convinced.
Rocket? What rocket? There's no rocket here.
Psst! Achmed! Hide the rocket!
Ahmadinejad has turned more than a few heads with controversial comments made during his Presidency. Some of his gems include:
- Stating that Israel should be "wiped off the map". Followed by reponses of "Uh...", "Woah!", and "Dude, not cool!" from other nations.
- Calling the Holocaust a "myth", but says the events in the movie Avatar "totally happened."
- "Kanye was right. Beyonce had the best video of all time." At least someone out there is on Kanye's side.
- In regards to Iran's nuclear program, said "the Islamic Republic of Iran is running the show.", which is either confidence, or the most extreme case of a Dr. Stranglove complex ever.