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Diane Sawyer To Ahmadinejad: ‘I’m A Journalist, I Get To Ask You’

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Interesting exchange aired on this morning’s Good Morning America between Diane Sawyer and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Sawyer: What did you think when you saw the hanging of Hussein, he was your enemy?

Ahmadinejad: Yes but who equipped this enemy? Who made him fight with the U.S. for eight years, who supported him? The U.S. administration, the U.S. administration could support us.

Sawyer: Did you feel sympathy?

Ahmadinejad: What about you? Did you have any kind of sympathy?

Sawyer: I’m a journalist, I get to ask you.

Ahmadinejad: But you’ve come here in the disguise of politician, I guess.

Sawyer: No, I am a journalist, solely a journalist.

Ahmadinejad: Well naturally when a criminal is eliminated all the people will be happy, but we think that if the U.S. administration had not supported Saddam he would never have attacked Iran or Kuwait.

Ahmadinejad also called the Holocaust an “excuse,” so …

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