Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Does anybody like Amir Taheri?

Via an Iranian blogger called Kamangir comes a nice round up to Amir Taheri news. It seems as though nobody likes Taheri.

Underlying Taheri's lackadaisical approach to the truth is the knowledge that his boss, Eleana Benador, isn't interested in the truth either:

But Benador, who said her client was "traveling in the Middle East," was impatient with dissections of his work. Terming accuracy with regard to Iran "a luxury," she said, "My major concern is the large picture. Is Taheri writing one or two details that are not accurate? This is a guy who is putting his life at stake." She noted that "the Iranian government has killed its opponents." Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "says he wants to destroy Israel. He says the Holocaust never happened.... As much as being accurate is important, in the end it's important to side with what's right. What's wrong is siding with the terrorists."

Whilst lies may give sustenance to those trying to make a public case for military intervention against Iran, they're easily and quickly debunked. The truth about what happens within the Islamic Republic is shocking enough without having to resort to fabrications.