ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The White House dismissed
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's attack
on US policy in his speech at the United Nations
on Thursday and accused Iran's government of "vile
mistreatment" of its own citizens.
"I find it rich that the Iranian president would
have such criticism," White House spokesman Jay
Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One as US
President Barack Obama headed for Ohio.
Carney was responding to a question about
Ahmadinejad's accusations that the United States
acted in a colonialist way. The Iranian leader
charged that Washington had used the Sept. 11,
2001 attacks as a pretext to launch wars on Iraq