Mr. Pelly? Are we speaking about the same president? The one who went to war with Iraq over oil and in the process spilled the blood of his own people, young American boys and girls who naively and faithfully fought in the name of 9/11 victims, both countries armed with American weapons?
I do not mean by these words to proclaim Ahmadinejad's innocence, and certainly not Saddam's, but to imply Bush's hands are not bloodied by too many deaths is painfully absurd. My incensement is directed at those trusted at seeking the truth, to report facts and letting the people determine their significance. This reporter was so slanted by his own beliefs as to have the Iranian president ask him if he was an American politician, or a reporter?
"Tell me one thing you admire about president Bush," continued Scott Pelly.
Taken off guard, Ahmadinejad responded with a quizzical look, a pause...
"Don't you admire anything about president Bush?"
I truly felt for the man sitting across from this reporter. Can any intelligent American be so blind to the world's view of his country's crimes?
His hesitation dissipated, Ahmadinejad simply returned the question to the American, asking: "What trait do you admire about your president?"
Pelly: "Well...He's a religious man."
Interview archived at: http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3290029n