This is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
He may well be best-remembered for his incendiary statements
Even his humor was puzzling:
"I have traveled to all the continents except for one, and I know what is going on out there. Everybody is eager to hear the Iranian people's message. The world is rapidly becoming Ahmadinejad-ized, if I'm allowed to make a joke," he said in 2006.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 quotes that Robin Wright feels will represent Ahmadinejad's rhetorical legacy.
1. He claimed the U.S. orchestrated the 9/11 attacks
2. He said Osama bin Laden was in Washington, D.C.
"Our position is quite clear. Some journalists have said bin Laden is in Iran. These words don't have legal value. Our position towards Afghanistan and against terrorism is quite clear... I heard that Osama bin Laden is in Washington, D.C…Yes, I did. He's there. Because he was a previous partner of Mr. Bush. They were colleagues in fact in the old days. You know that. They were in the oil business together. They worked together."
- Interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America, May 2010