Axis of Evil Takes to the Blogosphere

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Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is now blogging on his personal website, where you can take part in a poll on whether the US is trying to start a world war. (Click on the flag in the upper-right corner for the English version.) His first– and only– entry last week was a 2,000-word autobiography, so it’s probably a bit premature to call it a blog. Right-wing bloggers in the U.S. are worried that the site is just a way to install viruses on U.S. and Israeli computers.

Though Ahmadinejad’s site traffic is reportedly good, to date he’s only received one comment: A request for bigger font sizes.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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