Iran Tells CBS of its Peaceful Intentions
In an interview with Mike Wallace, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the problem with world peace is due to the actions of George Bush:
"They want to build an empire. And they don't want to live side-by-side in peace with other nations. The American government, sir, it is very clear to me they have to change their behavior and everything will be resolved. (George W. Bush) believes that his power emanates from his nuclear warhead arsenals. The time of the bomb is in the past, it's behind us. Today is the era of thoughts, dialogue and cultural exchanges."
How does that jibe with his public comments that he would "wipe Israel off the map".
Did Wallace hit him with one of those tough follow-up questions he is famous for or will this interview compare with Rather's last interview with Saddam where he played footsie with a dictator for continued access?
This just reported on Powerline. Wallace finds Ahmadinejad:
"He's actually, in a strange way, he's a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way," Wallace said. "He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."