Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is so evil that he does not know he is evil. This is the only explanation for his bizarre letter to Germany's Angela Merkel, in which he denies the Holocaust only to justify its repetition.
"Is it not a reasonable possibility that some countries that had won the war made up this excuse to constantly embarrass the defeated people ... to bar their progress," Ahmadinejad said in the letter.
"The question is if these countries, especially Britain, felt responsible for the Holocaust survivors, why they did not settle them in their own countries?" it said.
He understands the Jewish people as one would a herd of sheep. It is not that Britain chose Palestine for the Jews at the expense of Arabs. Rather, Jews expanded their settlements already there and took responsibility for creating their own state.
"By promoting the necessity of settlement of Holocaust survivors in the occupied Palestine, they have created a constant threat in the Middle East," he said, referring to Israel.
On behalf of Muslims, he is shamed by the proximity of a prosperous Jewish state not under the thumb of Islamic rule. Their escape from the grasp of his coreligionists seems to burn away at him, thus the insane historical rantings.
Iran will hold a conference on the Holocaust in a few months, one which will no doubt be appalling and intellectually monstrous. But we should remember that his goal is not to deny the Holocaust, but to rehabilitate it.