Khruschev then, Ahmadinejad now

Bed-wetter Nation | Campaign for America’s Future
Rick Perlestein at Common sense has an entry entitled “Bed wetter Nation”, contrasting the treatment we gave the Soviet Premier at the height of the Cold War in 1959, and Iran’s President this week in 2007.
Its a saddening indictment of how America has changed. Read it.
On NPR recently, they had a story about the Premier’s visit to Iowa, and how a gift that the Premier had given to the first lady of Iowa was recently brought to light–a set of records of Russian music.
Can you imagine the outcry today if the Iranian President gave Mayor Bloomberg a gift from Iran? Or perhaps can you imagine the outcry if he, instead wished to visit the site of Ground Zero and lay a wreath?
Wait…that already has happened.