I've been less than impressed by Newsweek's claims to impartiality for as long as I can remember—After all, they're the "news" magazine that famously tarred all pro-Lifers as raving lunatics right on the front cover of, what was it, one of their 1994 issues? They don't exactly have a strong record on being fair towards viewpoints anywhere to the right of Lenin.
But seriously, I think that with this latest gambit, they're going just a touch too far. Who in the world reads this crap, anyway?
An Arrogant Approach: The danger of unilateralism—for the United States and the world
By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad | NEWSWEEK
Updated: 11:17 a.m. ET Dec 14, 2007
In the name of God the compassionate, the merciful: the international community has moved away from peace, security and justice due to the mismanagement of some of its actors. Yet the expectation of a world marked by security and tranquillity endures."What, you no like my ode to 'Death to America?'"
After the end of the cold war and the regional confrontations emanating from bipolar competition, many hoped there would be a beautiful spring in international relations, as a multilateral system emerged that offered equal opportunities to all members of the international community. It was hoped that the new world would enable all nations, in light of universally accepted humane norms and mutual respect, to advance together, eradicate poverty and injustice, and set aside bitter memories of the past that were nothing but war, bloodshed, violence and tension.