Newsweek Says Ahmadinejad Wants To Be Our Friend!

Oh, what a lame little puff piece the people at Newsweek have written about psychopathic holocaust denier, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Here’s a little sample:

“A day after slamming the Bush administration for its Middle East policies in an address to the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this morning told a group of international affairs specialists and a handful of journalists that Iran seeks dialogue with the United States on nuclear and other contentious issues.

In what might be construed as a charm offensive–at least an effort to lay out a less confrontational tone before Americans–Ahmadinejad asked, “Can’t we just be friends?” He added, “We are in favor of dialogue … but under fair conditions.”

The Iranian president called as well for more society-to-society exchanges, including by scientists and policy specialists.

“We are ready for it,” he said. At another point, he declared that “America can be a friend of Iran. Why are you an enemy?”

…Ahmadinejad again used today’s session to argue that Iran sought nuclear technology only for peaceful purposes, not for bombs, which he said are forbidden by Islamic teachings. He called the U.S. preoccupation with Iran’s nuclear program, which was concealed for 18 years, “a political excuse” to try to deny Iran access to nuclear energy.

“Nuclear weapons are only for killing; it’s quite simple,” he said.

….Ahmadinejad, who this spring sent a broad-ranging, 21-page letter to Bush touching on religious and foreign policy themes, said he never received an American response but that his proposals–U.S. officials contend there was little of a specific nature in the missive–remained “on the table.” He reiterated his challenge to Bush to a debate at the U.N. The two leaders did not encounter each other during their respective New York meetings.”

Gosh, why is George Bush so mean to this moderate, genial man who only wants to reach out to the United States so he can be our friend? Gee, maybe it’s because when he’s not putting on a happy face for his meetings with the US press, he’s saying things like:

“As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map.”

“God willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world without the United States and Zionism”

“Thanks to the blood of the martyrs, a new Islamic revolution has arisen and the Islamic revolution of 1384 [the current Iranian year] will, if God wills, cut off the roots of injustice in the world. The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world.”

This guy is a maniacal, genocidal dictator, a Muslim Mussolini — and he’s the President of a nation that’s pursuing nuclear weapons. Is it too much to ask that Newsweek actually communicate that fact to their readers instead of whitewashing his record?

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