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Erin McClure “The Method” paragraph Maziar Bahari/Newsweek Online Online Article/Para.1-6 By reading “Iran: Heard on the Street” by Maziar Bahari of Newsweek Online I expanded my knowledge on the current international issues involving the Iraqi government, namely opinions on President Ahmadinejad. In the 10/8/07 issue of the magazine, the author writes of the Iranian President’s recent speech in New York, and the various reactions that followed from both the U.S. and the people of Iran. The most thought-provoking binary in the article is the idea that Ahmadinejad is both a dictator, and a president in the eyes of the world. Although these two titles are nearly opposite each other, and Ahmadinejad is an elected official, the President of Columbia University referred to his guest as a “petty and cruel dictator.” After traveling overseas to speak in New York, Ahmadinejad did not take action
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Unformatted text preview: against Columbia’s lack of hospitality, but many Iranians were offended by the statement. It seems to “Ahmir” that much of the United States believes the President to be a dictator and that Iran is in part very unhappy with him, but he, the interviewee, begs to differ. Even though many Iranian citizens do not agree with Ahmadinejad on occasion, the majority still respect his position, the subject said. Although the Iranian subject of Bahari’s interview believed his president’s comment on homosexuality was “ignorant,” he also thought that Ahmadinejad’s position as a president should be taken into effect. The President of Iran has given less controversial interviews recently; however, his position as an elected President, not a dictator, will remain in the forefront our minds....
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