10.03.2009

So, does this count as irony?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Jewish.

Yes, I thought it was an Onion headline at first, too. Unfortunately this may explain a lot about some of his nuttier statements. It is quite likely that in an effort to be taken seriously among his peers as a true convert to Islam, Ahmadinejad went to the extreme in denouncing his family's roots.

Of course, this does nothing to excuse or justify his lunacy, but it does perhaps explain it - especially given his involvement in the 1979 revolution.

Still, let's hope that Stewart, Colbert, Leno and all the rest have a lot of fun with this.