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Don’t miss Mark Steyn’s column on Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “But seriously folks, this clown is dangerous.” Steyn notes Ahmadinejad’s reflection of a certain strain of thought that is prevalent at the United Nations:

The Hudson Institute’s lively “Eye On The U.N.” Web site had an interesting photograph of how the “international community” marked Nov. 29 — the annual “International Day Of Solidarity With The Palestinian People.” Kofi Annan and other bigwigs sat on a platform with a map flanked by the “Palestinian” and U.N. flags. The map showed Palestine but no Israel. The U.N., in other words, has done cartographically what Iran wants to do in more incendiary fashion: It’s wiped Israel off the map.

We noted the photographic display assembled at Eye on the U.N. earlier this week; check it out here.

Steyn’s column focuses on the relevant matters of current interest regarding Ahmadinejad. I continue to be struck by the apparent lack of interest by the mainstream media in Ahmadinejad’s role in the 1979 seizure of the American hostages in Tehran. I interviewed Mark Bowden about Ahmadinejad’s role in the hostage-taking and wrote about it in “Captivity pageant.”

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