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Monday, November 19, 2007



OPEC comment drives oil close to $95 is the headline for this AP story by Pablo Gorondi.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, called the dollar a "worthless piece of paper," and said the cartel's members have expressed interest in converting cash reserves into a currency other than the U.S. dollar — a sentiment echoed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who called the euro a better option.

This is the best president a theocracy can come up with? What a putz. Referring to the dollar as a "worthless piece of paper" shows how ignorant this guy really is. Yeah, yeah, I know Ahmadinejad has it in for the U.S. We're the great satan, blah, blah, blah.

At least he could get his facts straight. Everyone knows that it's the U.S. CONSTITUTION that is a worthless piece of paper. Our own President Bush said so, and he should know since he's the Decider and all that.

His quote did not use the word "worthless" but the meaning was the same, I think. "It's nothing but a goddamned piece of paper" translates pretty close to "worthless" but then I'm no linguistic expert.

On top of that, President Ahmadinejad needs to do some polling of President Bush's "base," that is the "haves" and "have-mores" (as Bush refers to them). There ain't a one of them going to tell you that a dollar (or the puruit of them) is less valuable than a constitution, human rights, national security, or much of anything else.

So if the president of Iran has plans to wreck the U.S. economy, I have news for him. Someone's already way ahead of you on that score.

So you're wasting your time. Being Americans, we can destroy an economy better than anybody else.

We're # 1, after all.
Cross-posted at Michael Linn

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I was wondering where you were going with that. Well, at least our stores and banks won't be so picky, now, about accepting non-US coins. Seriously, though, between the falling dollar, the strained foreign relations, and the rapidly growing divide between the haves and the have-nots (including rights, not just tangibles), good times are not in the making.

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