Ahmadinejad’s Bio

According to this article (from Reuters), Oliver Stone wants to produce a movie about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

What grabbed my attention wasn’t the movie idea as much as this description of Ahmadinejad in the article:

“Ahmadinejad, the son of a blacksmith, rose through the ranks of
Iran’s ideologically driven Revolutionary Guards, became mayor of
Tehran and swept to the presidency in 2005 pledging to share out Iran’s
oil wealth more fairly.”

That’s the bio.  Unfortunately, I really think this is how the reporter sees him.  The whole “wipe Israel off the planet thing” is just a cute little quirk.  His support for terrorism, including recent accounts
that the Iranian military are training “insurgents” in Iraq to fight the
United States, is not worth mentioning.  The bio could have been
written by Ahmadinejad’s press office–maybe it was.

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