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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Video: Iranian Presidential debate

Iranian Presidential candidates Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mir Houssein Mousavi debate on Iranian television.

Let's go to the videotape.

Still waiting for a candidate that doesn't want Iran to go nuclear.

If there is one, and he hasn't already been excluded from the race by the Mullahs, he's probably being very quiet about not wanting to go nuclear.


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Alpha3958 said...

Why would any Iranian, from anywhere on the political spectrum, be against going nuclear? Especially when the US has given them the green light to continue their nuke program?

At 4:08 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its a matter of national pride to them. For Iranians, it transcends political disagreements where they are Islamists or secularists. This is something that has to be understood and yet the Islamist candidates in the Iranian debate do not represent the entire political spectrum in Iran. That is not possible under the mullahocracy. Its is possible for Israel to imagine living with a democratic nuclear Iran. Historically, the Persians, who look down on the Arabs and have a history as a pre-Islamic civilization, have been the best friends of the Jews. This is not the case today and Israel cannot trust an Iran that is run by enemies of the Jewish State to be a responsible nuclear power. As noted, while for the Iranians, it may be about national pride, for Israel is an existential issue simply because Israelis don't hear any one in Iran who will moderate the country's conduct toward Israel. So when there two opposing perspectives one of them must give way. There is no doubt Jewish survival must come first. It would be irresponsible for Israel not to do all that it can to preserve its existence. And Iranians we don't hear from today will appreciate that this has to be done.


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