Starting to engage with the topic of Iran, the following crossed my screen:
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fear
1 - 11 - 2005
The speech of Iran’s president calling for Israel’s destruction is a sign of domestic weakness not international strength, says Nasrin Alavi...
More at http://www.opendemocracy.net/democracy-irandemocracy/ahmadinejad_2981.jsp
Or as I was saying in a comment on another blog:
There is method to the madness of people like Robertson, Ahmedinejad, and so on: the apologies and the backtracking and condemnation can follow, but the message has gone out to the faithful; and it is their base they are talking to.