Iran’s president, railing again


Just a day after NBC’s Brian Williams pronounced Iran’s president as having a “new stance ready for further engagement,” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the world’s “big powers” for the global AIDS problem.

Speaking in Tehran to ministers from the Non-Aligned Movement, which represents about two-thirds of U.N. member states, Iran’s president said of the spread of diseases like AIDS: “If we are serious about finding the root causes of such scourges, we must first of all admit that they are the result of the economic framework devised by the big powers and the inefficiency of the political and economic systems currently dominating the world.”

Ahmadinejad also criticized the indictment of Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide in Darfur, called for the lifting of sanctions against Iran and predicted that the “big powers” are going down.

Yesterday, Brian Williams said of Ahmadinejad: “It was clear to all of us watching and listening he brought with him a new approach.” What will Williams say today?

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