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Reader's Feedback Published on 29/09/2007
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One can call Mahmoud Ahmadinejad many things, but a dictator he is by no means. He doesn't even have the power to appoint his own cabinet ministers. It's a presidency with very limited power.
And to claim that he is in a position to threaten the United States or Israel is just bizarre, frankly.
The Israelis and the pro-Israel interests in the United States have lobbied to make sure that there is no dialogue or there's no rapprochement between the United States and Iran. And the Iranians have done similar things. They have undermined every US foreign policy initiatives in the Middle East that they feared would be beneficial to Israel.
The US isn't really against terrorists; it's just against terrorists who aren't its friends and allies. After all, if it were against terrorists, it would be against Israel, against the various Israeli governments which have thrown the Palestinians off their land and seized it.

Ted Rudow III,MA
Menlo Park,United States
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