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To: DoctorZIn

Wasn't Khatami the more "moderate" candidate Washington hoped would win (again) the last election?


4 posted on 08/23/2006 5:59:07 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: DTogo

bump


5 posted on 08/23/2006 6:19:20 PM PDT by malia ("How do you get a ceasefire with terrorists"? John Bolton)
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To: DTogo; DoctorZIn

There are quite a few differences between a "moderate" Mullah like Khatami and a "hardliner" like Ahmadinejad.

One key difference is: The smiling, pseudo intellectual "moderate" talks about "dialogue of civilizations' and would apologize for having you maimed or cutting off your head. The "hardliner" would say 'you got a problem with it? Too bad, get used to it'.


7 posted on 08/23/2006 6:32:53 PM PDT by odds
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To: DTogo

Khatami had already been President 2 terms and wasn't a candidate in the last election.
As for being 'moderate', more newspapers were closed, more journalists arrested, more students arrested, beaten and killed for protesting, ......He's also a big supporter of hezbollah's leader, Nasrallah.

Here are 2 statements from Khatami. You decide which time he's telling the truth .........

"The bullying attitude of America is cause for a dual disaster. Around the globe, American people have the shallowest of cultures. [They are] a bunch of bullying, knife-toting adventurers. The worst of Europe came together and went there [to the US] to find money. It is a culture without roots and based on the technology of force... Now, as a nation without the least culture, the Americans have most of the world's resources at their disposal. This represents a dual catastrophe for humanity."
Ettela'at, July 7, 1991

"I have said earlier that I respect the great American people… When we appreciate the roots of this civilization, its significance becomes even more apparent… I say I respect the American nation because of their great civilization…"
Interview with CNN, January 1998


8 posted on 08/23/2006 6:43:45 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DTogo

"Wasn't Khatami the more "moderate" candidate Washington hoped would win (again) the last election?"

No, that was Hashemi Rafsanjani.


11 posted on 08/24/2006 3:18:01 AM PDT by Mila
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