Iranian Letter: Using Religion to Lecture Bush – New York Times

Iranian Letter: Using Religion to Lecture Bush – New York Times
With the tone of a teacher and the certainty of a believer, the president of Iran wrote to President Bush that Western democracy had failed and that the invasion of Iraq, American treatment of prisoners and support for Israel could not be reconciled with Christian values.

Locked in a conflict with the West over Iran\\\’s nuclear program, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the observations in a letter on Monday that the Iranian government said “raised new ways of solving problems.”

The 18-page letter, whose text was made available by United Nations diplomats on Tuesday, did not offer any concrete proposals for dealing with the crisis, but suggested that the United States give up its liberal, democratic, secular system and turn more toward religion.

“Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems,” Mr. Ahmadinejad wrote.