Like many Islamic leaders, Ahmadinejad is in denial -- of history, of political reality. If he were to focus on the flaws in his country, such as lack of human freedoms that non-Moslem countries take for granted, he'd be doing his people a real service. As Irshad Manji has pointed out in The Trouble with Islam Today, Islamic societies have difficulty moving out of the dark ages into modernity. That's the real problem that has to be addressed.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: What to do with Ahmadinejad