Bush Would Be No Match
For The Persian Mind
By James Donahue
Aug. 29, 2006
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad is displaying the genius of the Persian mind as he stands in defiance to efforts by U.S. President George W. Bush,
England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the other leaders of the Western and Asian alliance to force Iran to shut down
its nuclear program.
Not only is Ahmadinejad
standing his ground against the United Nation’s order to suspend uranium enrichment, he challenged President Bush Tuesday
to an open televised debate in front of the whole world.
There is no word as of
this writing from the Bush camp as to what the president will do about such a challenge. If he follows the course he used
when Ahmadinejad delivered an 18-page “love” letter offering to open dialogue with Washington,
the challenge will be ignored.
In a sense that will
be a tragic response, based on the ignorance of the Western mind.
Anyone that listened
to the recent Mike Wallace interview with Ahmadinejad for the television news show 60 Minutes, and carefully studied
what the Iranian President had to say, may have captured a glimpse of the Persian mind. This man, with his piercing eyes and
disarming smile, has reached out to George W. Bush with a call for us all to love one another.
He is talking about unconditional
love . . . not the conditional kind that we practice in the United States.
Those of you who listen
regularly to the Sunday night lectures by Prophet and Psychic Aaron C. Donahue understand that there is a critical difference
in these two kinds of love. Conditional love is not really love. It is merely a promise that you get a reward of friendship
if you do the right thing. Failure to meet certain demands will bring hatred or worse.
Unconditional love is
a commitment to love you no matter what you do, or how bad you behave.
Ahmadinejad insists that
his engineers and scientists are developing nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. Even though Iran is an oil rich nation, he reminds us that the world’s supply of oil
has its limits and there is a growing global need to find and develop alternative energy sources.
He argues . . . and with
some justification . . . that Iran has
the same right as any other nation to develop and build nuclear powered plants for peaceful purposes. That we would worry
about his use of the by-product of running a nuclear powered electric plant for bomb development also is a concern. But if
Iran wishes to be a world power, as Israel,
France, England, Russia, China, Pakistan
and India are today, why should they be
denied the right to join the nuclear community?
How can the United States, or even the United Nations, claim the right to stop Iran from developing such a weapon?
With all of these thoughts
on the plate, imagine how good ole’ country boy George W. Bush would fare if he accepted a public television debate
against President Ahmadinejad. Bush hardly held his own in the televised debates against Democratic Presidential contender
Al Gore. And if you watched the Wallace interview, he had a tough time controlling the quick side-steps and mental twists
utilized by the Persian leader.
While he is a popular
president and the choice of about half of the Americans to hold the position of their leader, we believe Mr. Bush lacks the
kind of metal needed to stand up against a mind like that of Ahmadinejad.
Such a debate would be
so one-sided, it is clear that Mr. Bush would be wise to avoid such a mental confrontation at all cost. And there lies the
The invitation for
the debate and the letter that preceded it, are clear attempts by Ahmadinejad to open dialogue with the West. If we ever wish
to resolve this problem of terrorism and bigotry that is building between the Christian and Moslem world, there never would
be a better time to accept such an invitation. It is due time that Washington takes a moment off from its war planning
to just talk and get to know the mind of the so-called “enemy.”
If he were to do
it, Mr. Bush and the world might just find that people in Iraq and
Iran are just like us. They want to avoid
war, bloodshed and all of the terror that goes with it just as much as we do.