Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Mike Wallace: Ahmadinejad, good-looking in a strange way

Well, take a look at this photo and let me know what Wallace means for God's sake if you ever find out! By the way, don't hold your breath. There's not gonna be anything new in this interview except for the same old nonsensical diatribe Ahmadinejad trots out againt Bush, Israel and the West every once in a while.

NEW YORK -- "60 Minutes" veteran correspondent Mike Wallace may have retired last March but that didn't stop him from scoring an exclusive interview Tuesday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.And that fact wasn't lost on the controversial Iranian president, who halfway through the interview asked Wallace: "I thought you had retired."

Wallace has spent a lot of time in Iran over the past four decades, interviewing the Shah, former President Hashemi Rafsanjani and, most famously, the 1979 sitdown with the Ayatollah Khomeini who asked the Iranian leader what he thought of Anwar Sadat's desciption of him as a lunatic. There wasn't any of that this time. Wallace dismissed the common perceptions of Ahmadinejad."He's actually, in a strange way, he's a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way," Wallace said. "He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."


Portions of the interview will appear on the CBS Evening News on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The entire report will be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.