Ahmadinejad’s Friends in the United States
National Review Online / Ali Alfoneh
29-Sep-2010 (5 comments)

Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not have many friends, especially not in Iran. But in the distant United States, he appears to have quite a fan club. Take professors Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, whose class Ahmadinejad recently granted an interview. Or consider the recent televised dinner party for Iranian-Americans hosted by Ahmadinejad during his latest visit to the U.N. General Assembly.

In the midst of the nauseating duplicity of the dinner party, the footage provides one source of consolation: Their desperate need for dinner guests willing to be interviewed on state-controlled television forced the Islamic Republic to compromise its clandestine supporters, who are no longer able to claim “independence.”

Speaking of independence, Hillary Mann Leverett’s students showed greater integrity than their professor. Following the interview with Ahmadinejad, one of them said it’s scary “when politicians keep repeating things until they believe it themselves.” This is also true of the Islamic Republic’s useful idiots and fellow travelers.

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they are all leeches

by mahmoudg on

like my cousin Goli Ameri.  All there to make a name for themselves, at the cost of the future of Iran.  If they can claim fame and fortune from the Antari name, they are there to do it.  One pathetic Iranian characteristics, we can all do without.

hamsade ghadimi

good article.  was that

by hamsade ghadimi on

good article.  was that ardeshir ommani at 0:52 sitting to the right of the guy who was being interviewed?  i did not know about shokat ghazanfari (ghazal omid) and it seems that someone has just make a wiki entry for her after ahmadi's visit.


i wonder how many of these guests are contributors to i.com. :)


America's interest

by mahmoudg on

is in the removal of the Islamic Rapist Republic.  That is why no one in 30 years has ever attempted to sit down and negotiate with them.  It will never happen either.  Islamic Rapist Republic must be removed from exitence albeit by sirgical atttacks.



by Parham on

Excellent little piece!

Sargord Pirouz

These American advocates of

by Sargord Pirouz on

These American advocates of peace and understanding with the Islamic Republic of Iran are to be praised. We need more good people like them- people with America's interests at heart.