Macleans Writer Takes Haroon Siddiqui To Task

September 30, 2007

Haroon Chris Selley of Macleans took The Toronto Star’s Haroon Siddiqui to task for a column he authored where he came to the aid of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

According to Selley:

?The Star’s Haroon Siddiqui (pictured) thinks everyone should just lay off Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, since he "has little power" – either political or nuclear. His "rhetorical bombs at the U.S. and Israel" are merely "diversions," he insists – either because "he’s the fool we think he is or he’s playing to his constituency of poor Iranians who he promised economic gains but failed to deliver." And while demonizing Iran "is a good diversion from all that has gone wrong in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and the Israeli occupied territories" for the Bush administration, it’s only going to make Ahmadinejad more popular back home."

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