October 5, 2012

Is It Ahmadinejad's Last Hurrah?

Hooman Majd, Reuters

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the impenitent president of Iran, arrived in New York for his eighth, and presumably last, official visit on a late September Saturday night. The media hung on his every belligerent, homophobic or anti-Israeli word — while at the same time dismissing him as a lame duck, irrelevant to Iran’s future. But missing in all the coverage was what Ahmadinejad’s legacy may be and whether he’ll have a political future beyond Iran’s presidential election in June.

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Media Spins Ahmadinejad's UN Speech
Clifford May, National Review
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October 3, 2012
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September 25, 2012
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