Jewish Journal


September 30, 2007

A love song for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


Last weekend, there was all kinds of concern about Columbia inviting the crazy president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to speak to students while here to address the United Nations about his country’s illicit nuclear program. I too shared the concern, but the “petty and cruel dictator” opened his mouth and said, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals, like in your country.”

This was great fodder for all, and thank you to “Saturday Night Live”—which on a rare occasion I was DVRing tonight because King James is hosting—for taking advantage of the opportunity. They just pilloried Ahmadenijad with a brilliant serenade from Andy Samberg, who loves Mahmoud’s “silly brown eyes, butter pecan thighs and hairy butt.”

Samberg, who is both Jewish (sorry, Mahmoud) and half of the “Dick in a Box” team, had some other choice lyrics:

They call you weasel
They say your methods are medieval
You could be the Jews
I’ll be your Jim Caviezel

You’re crazy for this, Mahmoud
You can deny the Holocaust all you want
But you can’t deny there is something between us

The digital short is online here and embedded below.

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