Ahmadinejad is an ugly little man .. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AB
    • 10.02.10 | 04:14 (IST)

    but we should be honest about the real issue. Ahmadinejad makes colorful proclamations, like Bush with his Axis of Evil, but much of it is grandstanding furthered by the deliberate misinterpretations by his critics. Iran wants power and influence. Exterminating Israel (with its 200 nukes) is not on the table. The real worry for the US and Israel is that an unfriendly power of 70 million people is on the rise. Even if Mr. Beady Eyes is toppled (and he should be) and hanged for his offenses against the people (as he should be), Iran will still want to be a regional power, and will likely still pursue a nuclear program. I KNOW that Wiesel is intelligent enough to understand the nuance here. I KNOW Wiesel knows that Iran doesn't want to lob at Israel, but DOES want to become a regional power. But Wiesel knows nuance won't sell.

    from the article: Wiesel: If Ahmadinejad were assassinated, I wouldn't shed a tear
    First published 15:49 09.02.10 | Last updated 16:58 09.02.10
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