May 30, 2006

DER SPIEGEL Interview with Ahmadinejad

The English translation of the interview by the German newsmagazine DER SPIEGEL with President Adolfdingbat is online now.

Judge for yourselves whether it is, as some seem to think, free propaganda for the Far Right or not.

Dingbat was interviewed by three journalists, among them editor-in-chief Stefan Aust. They sound alternately like a team of shrinks trying to get through to some nutcase's who sounds like a member of the Flat Earth Society explaining carefully why the globe theory is a hoax, and a threesome of dumb oxen lead around at their nose rings.

Dingbat is not the total nutter he pretends to be. He gets shifty when bluntly asked whether Iran wants nuclear weapons:
Allow me to encourage a discussion on the following question: How long do you think the world can be governed by the rhetoric of a handful of Western powers? Whenever they hold something against someone, they start spreading propaganda and lies, defamation and blackmail. How much longer can that go on?
That's an A+ for evading a question!

Of course, being German mainstream journalists, the DER SPIEGEL guys couldn't RESIST promoting their very own view of world politics:
The war against Iraq has put Iran in a favorable position. The United States has suffered a de facto defeat in Iraq. Isn't it now time for Iran to become a constructive power of peace in the Middle East? ... But, Mr. President, who is swallowing Iraq? The United States has practically lost this war. By cooperating constructively, Iran might help the Americans consider their retreat from the country.
Fazit? It is worth noticing that the only topic about which Adolfdingbat is not being shifty but very outspoken is Israel and Jews. It is worth a thought, too, that he is starting his attempt at winning hearts with Germans, of all people, with the FIFA Worldcup serving nicely as a test scenario.

Whether that is accidental or not is everybody's guess.

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