"Because an ignoramus he is: Ahmadinejad's Holocaust denial is not a cynical ploy. He believes what he says. . . " - Carlo Strenger While he was in NY, he gave a long and unscripted interview with NPR. In that interview he admitted that he knew the Holocaust had happened. Ahmadinejad is a man who cynically manipulates feeble minded supporters by feeding their prejudices, fears, and hatreds. I can think of many other such politicians in many nations.
Palestinian teen arrested for allegedly rioting in East Jerusalem (Haaretz)
from the article: Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu and the Holocaust: The ethics of memory