Huh? What did I miss? Did I wake up in an alternate universe today?
"They invade the shrine and bomb there because they oppose God and justice," Ahmadinejad said, alluding to the U.S.-led multinational forces in Iraq.
"These passive activities are the acts of a group of defeated Zionists and occupiers who intended to hit our emotions," he said in a speech that was broadcast on state television. Addressing the United States, he added: "You have to know that such an act will not save you from the anger of Muslim nations."
OK, so we wanted to set off the sectarian attacks?
President Bush, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora, Kuwait's Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah all condemned the bombing.
But, as usual, the majority of Islamic clerics crammed their proverbial foot in their mouths.
"We cannot imagine that the Iraqi Sunnis did this," said the influential Sunni cleric Sheik Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian who lives in Qatar. "No one benefits from such acts other than the U.S. occupation and the lurking Zionist enemy."
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr blamed the US and Iraqi government.
"If responsibility is not in the hands of the Iraqi government, then I consider the responsibility for this event lies with the occupation forces which should either leave immediately or according to a timetable."I swear I just want to bang my head into a wall...