Sunday, September 23, 2007

60 Minutes interview with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Just heard the 60 Minutes interview with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Was surprised by just how much 60 Minutes grilled Ahmadinejad in the interview—especially after witnessing Dan Rather practically lobbing tennis balls at the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein a few years ago. It was respectful, but Ahmadinejad was on the defensive. Very smart man; though I disagree with a lot of what he stands for and felt he lied through his teeth on a lot, he articulated himself very well. I’ll give him this: he’s a heck of a better public speaker than President Bush.

The interview itself is something I’d compare to a chess match. Each side took its fair share of opponent's pieces, but at the end, the game ended in a draw when neither side realized it could convincingly prevail.

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