Even now, as I watch terrified and transfixed by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s super-hyphy anti-Semitic rant de-jour, my sister brings up an important point. This man is crazy. No matter how enthusiastically he trumpets the Palestinian cause, for example— a pet cause of the European and American left, and an undoubtedly worthy one when not used as a blatantly racist red herring—NO ONE in their right mind would want to be associated with this crazy ball of nutbag and the nukes he may or may not have in his sleeve. (Because if we believe this guy, the hand of the Lord will come from the sleeve of oppressed nations, just so you know). Or, more correctly, nobody who doesn’t already hold these opinions will come to share them with this fool. Then there’s the Satmars.
CNN cannot possibly cope with nuance. But there it is, and somehow Russia Today can deal. Ironic, no?