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Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:54 AM 

Went to Mousavi's website and found this under "Policies" : "An effective foreign policy agenda that enhances the county's [sic] world image is undoubtedly in the best interests of the people."

But that's all it says. Maybe the site is still under construction. Also on the page, beneath a curiously placed ad for getting a "master of arts in diplomacy" from one Norwich University in Vermont (huh?), is a Youtube featuring an Al Jazeera interview with Mousavi in which he makes three points: in the future, "direct talks with the United States will be possible" (big whoop), and that under no circumstances will Iran halt its nuke program (duh). The most interesting question was about Israel:

Al Jazeera: There is fear in the West among many right-wing extremist groups [don't you just love Al-J?] and many ordinary people that Iran's intention is to -- quote -- wipe Israel off the map.

Mousavi: Right from the beginning, I objected to that phrase. We believe in the sovereignty of the people. Look at what happened in South Africa and Rhodesia. People voted and changed the system. The only way out is to refer [revert? I couldn't clearly hear] to the true inhabitants of Palestine.

Note that Mousavi does nothing to disavow Iran's heinous intention; he only objects to the manner in which is has been expressed-- "the phrase." He then  spells out the ahistorical, Leftist and Islamic narrative of Palestine as an Islamic possession, omitting thousands of years of pre-Islamic and specifically Jewish history.

Go Green? Or, as Bret Stephens might say, Allahu Akbar?

    

 

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