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Iran: '9/11 an excuse for U.S. invasions'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad cast doubt over the United States' version of the September 11 attacks on Wednesday, calling them a pretext used to invade Afghanistan and Iraq.

Although Iran has condemned the 2001 al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington in the past, this was the third time in a week that Ahmadinejad questioned the death toll, who was behind the attacks and how it happened.

"Four or five years ago, a suspicious event occurred in New York. A building collapsed and they said that 3,000 people had been killed but never published their names," Ahmadinejad told Iranians in the holy city of Qom.

Under this pretext, the U.S. "attacked Afghanistan and Iraq and since then a million people have been killed only in Iraq," Ahmadinejad said in the speech broadcast live on state-run television.

On the last anniversary of the attacks, the names of 2,750 victims killed in New York were read aloud at a memorial ceremony.

In Washington, the State Department rejected the comments out of hand, calling them "another example of misinformed, misguided rhetoric" from the Iranian leader.

"I am not sure what one says about a statement like that," spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.

"It leaves one speechless. It is misguided, misinformed rhetoric. I can't tell you whether or not it is something he truly believes or if this is just a warped attempt to try to shape public opinion in Iran or elsewhere."

Iran: '9/11 an excuse for U.S. invasions' - CNN.com

We may have to give Ahmadinejad a demonstration in the city of Qom
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"Four or five years ago, a suspicious event occurred in New York. A building collapsed and they said that 3,000 people had been killed but never published their names," Ahmadinejad told Iranians in the holy city of Qom.
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On the last anniversary of the attacks, the names of 2,750 victims killed in New York were read aloud at a memorial ceremony.
I think we should start countering this stupidity with some of our own...

I say Bush's next speech should touch on how Iran was created by the French as a place to put their pedophile criminals and Iran is really a Swahili word meaning "micro-genitalia"...
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Do you think the Iranian people roll their eyes every time their President starts talking just like we do when our POTUS starts talking. The guy is a quack. But I doubt if many in Iran believe this guys BS.
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