Depiction of Ahmadinejad predictable, in poor taste

Posted: Monday, October 04, 2010

The Empire's reprint of the Denver Post cartoon last Monday depicting Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a raving lunatic at the United Nations was in all too predictable and unfortunate taste, to put it mildly.

Yes, he raised questions of possible U.S. complicity in the events of 9/11, but many thinking and sane Americans (some say now a majority) are doing the same. More than 1,300 architects have signed on to a declaration as to the impossibility of the towers to have collapsed in the manner they did, for the reasons we were told.

Ahmadinejad also predictably supported the Palestinian cause in his speech. Surprise, surprise! Likewise, more and more people around the world are doing the same these days. That both the U.S. and Israeli delegations staged a walk-out together during his speech indicates the tight bond the U.S. has with the Zionists. And that a cartoon like the travesty from the Denver Post gets such coverage indicates the depth of complicity the U.S. media has in promoting Israeli interests. But this is not news, either. The not-so-subtle pre-war conditioning we have been getting - that Israel's "enemies" are "crazy," "ugly," etc. - is wearing thin, don't you think?

Tony Tengs

Juneau



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