Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • alan
    • 24.09.10 | 19:06 (IST)

    Although you make argument about the necessity of adhering to the "standards of truth", you weaken your own case by writing the following: You write that Ahmadinejad "is a totalitarian manipulator in the tradition of Goebbels, Stalin and Mao", while the "G.W. Bush administration very actively bent the truth" in its invasion of Iraq. If we judge the results of the invasion, who is more totalitarian: Bush or Ahmadinejad? Who is responsible for more people killed, for more destruction, for more horror: Bush or Ahmadinejad? Why are you so afraid to follow your own logic which leads to the conclusion that US foreign policy is greatly more dangerous to the world than Iran's? How many countries has the US invaded the last 150 years? 30? 50? How many countries has Iran invaded in the last 2,000 years? 0? So, (without having to support any of the repression of the current government in Iran), where is the real analysis of Iran that is based on "standards of truth". Why don't you ask yourself why the American people are so ignorant of the world? I'm sure you know that there are many Americans who believe in the 9/11 conspiracy theories and that no doubt Ahmadinejad got all his information about them from the many abundant American run 9/11 conspiracy sites. Why didn't you mention this fact? What holds you back from making the next move and find out why is it that so many Americans and other Westerners (including Israelis) are so narrow minded? Maybe the system wants it that way?

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Ahmadinejad’s lesson for the Free World
    First published 15:25 24.09.10 | Last updated 15:25 24.09.10
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