Emailed response to President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s letter to the American public, text provided by the United Nations, published on msnbc.msn.com November 29, 2006
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad President of the Islamic Republic of Iran; I perceive you to be a very charismatic individual well suited to be the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I have seen interviews between yourself and American journalist and perceive you to be quite intelligent as well. I further agree that the right of Palestinians to live in their own homeland should be recognized and that the United States Federal Goverment should not engage in the blind support of Israel to the dismay of others in the region which is in fact harmful to the Palestinian people. The United States does at this time, for a short time, have the ability to help Palestine and its people and should. Further, I believe although the world is, through technology, getting smaller, and because of this the United States does have interest in the East, the realization of the fact that the United States itself is in the West and only our interest are in the East, along with the hopes that our bigotries can subside to overlook ones color or language or cultural differences, I believe our support and effort should mirror the majority of the East for the benefit of the East and the West, not just the West, even if doing such is not as financially appealing or rewarding as following our own interest exclusively. As a citizen of the United States of America with a loud and clear voice, I assure you I shall not hesitate to voice my opinion to any and all leaders of any and all nations that I can, most definitely to the leaders of Goverment of my own nation The United States. As for the other points and message(s) of your letter to the American public, I urge you, press forward with your campaign with contemplation of what is best for and desired by the majority of the East for the better of the East and the West, always keeping Allah and his people in your heart and mind knowing they are aware of all things. Stephen Wayne Reno November 29, 2006
Note; the words “or cultural differences” was added to this version after emailing this response because of a belief I should have stated this on the emailed version but did not contemplate such until after the fact.