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Agreeing with Ahmadinejad

September 22, 2011 |  1:09 pm

Ahmadinejad

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  cemented his reputation for craziness by railing about "hidden elements" in 9/11, an event he described as "mysterious."  For good measure, he assailed Western media who "threaten anyone who questions the Holocaust and the Sept. 11 event with sanctions and military actions."

Given Ahmadinejad's other views, it's not surprising that he's a 9/11 "truther." What is surprising is how many Americans agree with him.  A 2006 poll by Scripps-Howard News Service found that 36% of Americans considered it "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that government officials either allowed the attacks to be carried out or carried out the attacks themselves.

Wonder what Ahmadinejad thinks about President Obama's birth certificate?

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Photo: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Credit: Richard Drew / Associated Press

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