This is a post from The Straight Scoop, and I felt I had to post it here also.
Sean Penn is in Iran helping to spread his anti-American ideology. He is publishing a journal of his travels in a SF newspaper. I’ll touch on a few of his most idiotic statements here.
First, Penn loosely implies that the U.S. is wrong by not wanting Iran to get nuclear capabilities. Iran is “a nation of nuclear power”, Penn says. I don’t really know what “a nation of nuclear power” is, and Penn doesn’t really explain his statement. I do know that there seems to be little reason for a country with one of the world’s largest oil reserves to invest millions of dollars in building nuclear power plants when many of its people live in poverty. Any thinking person can see that Iran’s nuclear program is a blatant attempt to build nuclear weapons.
Penn goes on to visit a mosque where extremists are screaming anti-American hate speech. Penn naively says, “And many, even among the worshipers at the Friday prayer service, do not subscribe to a literal interpretation of the call for ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America.’ However, in the mantra of chant, comes an adulated sense of horror.”
ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME! Iranians are yelling “Death to America” and Penn thinks they’re joking. I don’t think I’ve ever read a quote that made me so angry and yet laugh so hard. Were the 9-11 hijackers joking? Perhaps those that bombed trains in Madrid and London didn’t “literally” want to destroy Western Civilization. Maybe the Iranian insurgents pouring over the Iraq border and killing our American service people are some of the practical jokers that Penn has befriended.
Penn has absolutely no concept of what we are facing here. He thinks he can learn about a country like Iran by reading their state-run newspapers and meeting with government officials. The government of Iran is actively trying to subvert our efforts in Iraq. They are our enemy. Sean Penn can’t see that even as hundreds of Iranians shout “Death to America” right in front of him.
If you want to read Penn’s nonsense, click here, although I don’t recommend it.