Mike Wallace: Ahmadinejad "impressive" and "smart as hell"

Mike Wallace on Ahmadinejad,

"He is an impressive fellow. He really is. He's obviously smart as hell"

The degradation of some in the media is on full display. The buttering up exceeds even Larry King. Ahmadinejad denied the holocaust and awaits the return of the missing 12th Imam. That's smart.

Remember, Wallace and others of his ilk routinely insult Bush as being stupid. Here you have a man who undoubtedly shares the "religious people" are dumb stereotype and yet can fawn over a religious fanatic and bigot. Machivellian, perhaps—but smart? Did it ever occur to Mike that his remarks will be trumpeted throughout the Muslim world as proof that Iran is the strong horse?

First you have the French Foreign Minister praising Iran "as a great country, a great people and a great civilization"; then you have a major American journalist praising a Holocaust denying maniacal and apocalyptic —desiring leader as being "smart as hell".

Since Wallace has been known to engage in at least verbal fisticuffs wiith police, why couldn't he use his pugilistic skills when they are really needed?

Ed Lasky   8 10 06

Mike Wallace on Ahmadinejad,

"He is an impressive fellow. He really is. He's obviously smart as hell"

The degradation of some in the media is on full display. The buttering up exceeds even Larry King. Ahmadinejad denied the holocaust and awaits the return of the missing 12th Imam. That's smart.

Remember, Wallace and others of his ilk routinely insult Bush as being stupid. Here you have a man who undoubtedly shares the "religious people" are dumb stereotype and yet can fawn over a religious fanatic and bigot. Machivellian, perhaps—but smart? Did it ever occur to Mike that his remarks will be trumpeted throughout the Muslim world as proof that Iran is the strong horse?

First you have the French Foreign Minister praising Iran "as a great country, a great people and a great civilization"; then you have a major American journalist praising a Holocaust denying maniacal and apocalyptic —desiring leader as being "smart as hell".

Since Wallace has been known to engage in at least verbal fisticuffs wiith police, why couldn't he use his pugilistic skills when they are really needed?

Ed Lasky   8 10 06