Monday, August 22, 2005

Sean Penn is Truly a Fool

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.


Anonymous California Conservative said...

In June, Sean Penn and two friends traveled to Tehran...

"Here comes a pair of very strange beasts, which in all tongues are called fools." -W. Shakespeare, As You Like It. Act v. Sc. 4.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just passing. Doing my thesis research on how online blogging is breaking down news reporting. The Sean Penn "fiasco" is a perfect example:

Personal account by Rolling Stone reporter M. Taibbi who was in the boat with Penn in NO. he was labeled by most bloggers and news services reported as a "personal photographer":

"I was on the boat with Sean Penn this weekend. That's me in the background of the above photo. (he saw the boat bailing photo) The article you (spoke about) is completely mistaken. He did not bring a personal photographer. He came with me and his friend, a New Orleans writer named Douglas Brinkley, and the reason he came was because a friend of his had asked him to help him find a family member still stuck in her house. He did not consent to any photographs taken. The boat did spring a leak, but only at the end of the trip, after one of the people we pulled out of the water kicked the plug out by accident. The articles you read probably based reports on came from an Australian writer who was angry that Sean had declined an interview... "

M. Taibbi
Rollling Stone Magazine

8:49 PM  
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