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Mike Wallace Smitten With Evil

By on 8.11.06 | 11:00AM

It seems that veteran newsman Mike Wallace's puppy love for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad goes deeper than it initially appeared. Drudge reports:

PITBULL JOURNALIST GOES SOFT ON IRANIAN MADMAN: 88-year-old CBS journalist Mike Wallace says Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a 'reasonable' man on Sean Hannity's ABC radio program... Points out Ahmadinejad not anti-Jewish... just anti-Zionist state. Says many Jews in Iranian Parliament, in great positions in Iranian life... Believes Ahmadinejad sincere in his hope for peaceful coexistence between

Iran and West... Troubled by comparisons of leader to Hitler... Marvels at Ahmadinejad's civil engineering degree, 'intellect', 'savvy'... Asks viewers not to bring 'prejudices' to Sunday night '60 MINUTES' broadcast... Proclaims 'discussion' was sincere and not for propaganda purposes... Developing...

Now, I've always acknowledged that people can be critical of Israel without being anti-Semitic, but I'm just not sure how Ahmadinijad is going to wipe Israel off the map without killing the 5 million Jews who live there.

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