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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- Fall '07
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, paragraph Maziar Bahari/Newsweek