Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ahmadinejad Interview

Despite the fact they are blasting away at each other, the presidents of both Iran and the United Staes seem to have a lot in common. Both are fundamentists, both are intransient in refusing to communicate with each other, both seek to achieve populism by creating a climate of fear, both appear to possess a character that belongs on the lunatic fringe and both are prone to grinning a lot. Both too think they transcend the definition of "terrorist" by rebranding it as the policy of state.

CBS caused a furore with their interview with the Iranian president last Sunday and since then it has been rather diffucult to get hold of. Thankfuuly it's now all archived at You Tube and this is the first and opening part. Click on the YouTube symbol to link into the other parts. For a taster, just play this one here.

It is interesting. There may be no positive message here, but it does give us a view of "the other side" and sometimes focuses on factual information too. But bear in mind this is as much propaganda as the Murdock -led drivel we hear more often.


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