Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called his former US counterpart George W. Bush the most hated man in the United States.
“One day, Bush and his colleagues will be tried and punished for the crimes they committed in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Ahmadinejad said in a Wednesday afternoon speech in Iran’s southern Province of Fars.
“World affairs have changed completely. People are getting to know all those who plotted against Iran. They are descending into the pits of historical notoriety and infamy,” he added.
The Iranian president said that today, no-one dares use the former US president’s semantics when addressing other countries.
According to 2007 estimates published by the independent London-based polling agency, Opinion Research Business, over a million Iraqis have died due to violence since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
This is while there are no estimates available on the number of civilians who have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 coalition invasion, but according to the latest UN report, over 1,500 Afghans have been killed just in the first half of 2009.
This is the equivalent of 10 Virginia Tech shootings in Iraq and Afghanistan everyday.