25 September 2007

Showing your cards

I don't know much about the author of the article (there is some info on him at the bottom), but one thing is clear: he will never be a successful poker player. He carries his heart on his sleeve, and I cannot say I like what I see on his sleeve.

Such vicious, unbounded personal attacks on Iran's president recall earlier manifestations of US jingoism perpetrated against, among others, Cuba's Fidel Castro, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and, during the Cold War, various Soviet and Eastern European leaders.
Who could have thought, indeed, of placing Mahmoud the Mad in the company of Fidel, Hugo, Nikita Khrushchev and others? What could all these luminaries have in common? For crying out loud...