At the end of November, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote an “open letter to the American people.” In the letter, which sounds as if it could have been penned by any left-wing American politician, Ahmadinejad makes it clear that he thinks the Jews are responsible for everything from the misery inflicted upon the Palestinian people to the cancellation of The West Wing.

Nowhere in the lengthy note, however, does Ahmadinejad go on to say that the Holocaust never happened. That’s where this week’s conference in Iran comes in:

Iran hosted Holocaust deniers from around the world Monday at a conference examining whether the Nazi genocide took place, a meeting Israel’s prime minister condemned as a “sick phenomenon.”

The 67 participants from 30 countries included former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke and Holocaust skeptics who have been prosecuted in Europe for questioning whether 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis or whether gas chambers were ever used.

Tonight the group will hold two evening sessions. The first is ”Sir Isaac Newton and the Zionist gravity conspiracy,” and the second will be an awards ceremony for the conference participant who said “Zionist” the most times during the conference (my money’s on Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour — he’s on my wingnut fantasy league team).

As for David Duke, I’m guessing that if he denies that the Nazi’s killed millions of Jews in the Holocaust, it’s only because he thinks the blacks did it. 

Duke is a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan and Louisiana Representative. This is probably why, in comparison, nobody in that state seems to give a damn that William Jefferson stuffed bribe money in his freezer and explains not only his re-election, but also that of Ray Nagin. Louisiana seems to have become the home to a version of political anarchy, where anybody with power gets away with anything from idiocy to criminal behavior. It’s like Somalia with Cajun food.

Before the Holocaust denial conference closes, attendees will be shows the following sneak preview for Mel Gibson’s new movie Apocalypto:



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