Jack Risko of Dinocrat.com finds the appropriate literary referent for Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and holder of a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from Tehran Science and Technology University, as he spouts his deranged belief in his own powers as an analyst without peer. AFP reports
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sought to justify his confidence the United States will not attack Iran, saying the proof comes from his mathematical skills as an engineer and faith in God, the press reported on Monday…
“In some discussions I told them ‘I am an engineer and I am examining the issue. They do not dare wage war against us and I base this on a double proof’,” he said in the speech on Sunday, reported by the reformist Etemad Melli and Kargozaran newspapers.
“I tell them: ‘I am an engineer and I am a master in calculation and tabulation. “I draw up tables. For hours, I write out different hypotheses. I reject, I reason. I reason with planning and I make a conclusion. They cannot make problems for Iran.’”
That is quite a disturbing sentence, Ahmadinejad with his calculations, tables, hypotheses and geometric logic. He reminds us of Humphrey Bogart’s famous portrayal of Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny:
Ahh, but the strawberries that’s… that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with… geometric logic… that a duplicate key to the wardroom icebox DID exist, and I’d have produced that key if they hadn’t of pulled the Caine out of action. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow officers…