IRAQ ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR AHMADINEJAD

The United States should be extremely concerned about the friendly tone of Iranian president's visit to Iraq, says Meir Javedanfar.

By Meir Javedanfar

The smile on Ahmadinejad's face said it all. His was the smile of a victorious leader, being greeted warmly by a country that had been Iran's sworn enemy in the 1980s.

Back then, the Iranian president was an officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC). Now he was returning as the the most controversial and right-wing extremist political leader Iran has ever had; a fact that didn't seem to bother his hosts.

The United States has every reason to be extremely concerned about the friendly tone of Ahmadinejad's visit to Iraq.

Had a Soviet premier been warmly greeted in South Vietnam in the late 1960s, at a time when the US was providing South Vietnam with forces to fight communist North Vietnam, there would have been uproar. The South Vietnamese would have been accused of being ungrateful, at the very least. Some may have gone as far as calling the South Vietnamese as traitorous back stabbers. ...

RLCC: The only good thing about this article is that it suggests that the U.S. focus on out helping the Iranians. It does so though from a completely selfish position. Too bad it isn't from the unselfish spirit. Then the author wouldn't be nearly as lost if at all.

Originally from Pajamas Media on March 4, 2008, 2:00am

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