Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ahmadinejad's letter to Bush

I believe this is supposed to be a translation of the actual letter from the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to President George W. Bush. If so, it's pretty weird.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Letter [WSJ, .pdf]
And this is a pretty nice parody (actually a bit more sober and coherent than the original).
LEAK: Text of Iran President’s Letter to Bush.
=> Juan Cole adds:
Ahmadinejad is a crank, and some of what he says is either badly translated or makes no sense in the original. Both are possible. Le Monde has a translation (pdf). Persian text here.
--Jeff Weintraub