To: TIME Magazine
To: Letter Editor October 8, 2007
Sir, - Re: ‘Inflating a Little Man' (Joe Klein, Oct 8):
Your title means: ‘those who say Ahmadinejad is a big danger - are wrong; they are inflating a small story.' But instead of arguments supporting this statement you declare already in the subtitle that anyone who thinks differently - is "dishonest", and later also: "foolish", "disingenuous with lethal intent" and "plumps for war". This is not convincing enough.
The article does not elaborate on the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's expressed nuclear ambitions and consistent declarations that a certain non-Muslim country in the Middle East "must be wiped off the map", and his similar gems. Without showing this evidence it tries to explain us easily why we should not think that Ahmadinejad's incitement to commit genocide and his potential nuclear threats are a serious matter, why we should not think Ahmadinejad can become another Hitler. Why? Because neocons do think so you say, and neocons are warmongers. Again, not convincing enough.
I do love peace; however I do think that Ahmadinejad's incitement to genocide and potential nuclear threats must be taken very seriously. Klein's approach is like Chamberlain's and today we should know better. The international community has to outcast Ahmadinejad and pressure Iran with all possible diplomatic, economic and moral tools, until their full repentance and withdrawal from inhuman and illegal positions.