Where Are Iranians On Ahmadinejad?
I've read the al-Jazeera, Jerusalem Post and AP accounts and one thing is missing from all three: What was the reaction of the crowds he addressed? What was the reaction from the Iranian nation?
If it was enthusiastic acceptance of genocidal anti-Semitism, I wouldnt' be surprised, given the nature of what's taught as history in schools and dispensed as fact through government-owned media in the Muslim world.
If the statements were met with muted response, as unlikely as that seems, we obviously need to know that too.
What's important here is not the state of Ahmadinejad, because we know all too well what a nuclear-powered fruitcake he is, but the state of the Iranian nation. Are they ready to rally behind him or are they increasingly worried about what their last election wrought?
Somebody please let us know.
p.s. Mordecai, commenting at JPost, had a pretty good idea:
Iran thinks its so important to have another Arab state, so give Iran to the Palestinians.