January 18, 2007

BUYING INTO MAHMOUD'S DELUSION:

Ahmadinejad be damned (Pepe Escobar, 1/19/07, Asia Times)

It's all over the Iranian press: President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, self-described "street cleaner of the people", is in deep political trouble at home, subjected to crossfire from conservatives and reformers alike. All the more ironic considering the biblical tsunami of Washington spin portraying Ahmadinejad as the newest "new Hitler" (Saddam Hussein, after all, fell victim to a lynch mob).

As far as geopolitical strategy is concerned, it's as if Ahmadinejad might be as clueless as his US counterpart, President George W Bush.


Hardly surprising that folks who believed Saddam's claims about Iraq believe Ahmedinejad's about Iran.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2007 9:07 AM
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