Yesterday there was an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Euronews. I would recommend watching the interview itself to get the full impact on just the level of crazy this leader is able spout, however the easiest is to read the transcript. Just like how former Dear Leader Bush coined a number of Bushisms, the Iranians does not like coming in second and have sent their best contender.
(It should be noted that the President of Iran has a very weak position as the majority of the power in the country lies with the Ayatollah Khamenei and the religious leadership.)
A few of the most lol quotes:
"A completely free election was held in Iran. It was the most free election in the world."
"Those who express their views about the basic European issues are imprisoned."
(Regarding demonstrators in Europe) "There is no one there listening to them. Accept my word.”
(Comparing Greece and Spain to Iran) “No, no. the situation is much worse in Europe….”
"The Iranian people are paying the price for the erroneous policies of the European leaders.”
“These are the erroneous policies of the European leaders. We haven’t done anything wrong."
"We’re a free society in which everyone can express his or her views. There’s no problem there."
"The judiciary in Iran is independent."
“Nobody is in prison just for expressing their views."
“Is nuclear activity forbidden?”
And the clincher:
“The production of uranium at 20 per cent is just for peaceful purposes."