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June 14, 2009

TONIGHT ON LKL: Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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Tonight, the show that grabbed headlines around the world.  An encore presentation of Larry's interview with one of the most controversial people in the world: Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Even without charges of rigging elections, Ahmadinejad is a very controversial figure.  In this hour, he talks about Isreal, Iranian – U.S. relations, then candidate Barack Obama, and wait till you hear what he says about whether there are homosexuals in Iran.

And we want to hear from you:

Are the Iranian election results legitimate?

Filed under: International • Iran • Larry King Live


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Gary W. Rine   June 14th, 2009 5:08 pm ET

Larry , why is it that for over 6,000-years , mankind has some how been unable to get along with each other and live in peace ? Wars only bring heartache and massive destruction . This World has problems enough with disease , famine and the lack of clean sources of water in many areas of the World , along with predjudice . Our World only seems to be getting worse as Nations kill their own people and blame other Nations for their problems . If only we , as individuals and as Nations , would learn to help each other and give others the opportunity to persue their dreams and live and worship as they choose to . Will we ever learn ? I wounder ! If I had the means to travel I would choose to help the poor of Thailand or Mexico . I have in the past . { Gary R. }


Michelle G.   June 14th, 2009 7:07 pm ET

What Iran truly needs is a SECULAR state. The religious leaders in the past 30 years have only manipulated Islam to justify their wrongful actions. RELIGION IS WORKING AGAINST US. It is keeping women veiled and chained to the degrading way of life that they have been forced accept. Let's escape from this regime. Within the last thirty years, the United States’ relations and foreign policies with Iran transformed from well-developed diplomacy and support to complete opposition.

We need Iran to be the secular, thriving country it once was under Shah Pahlavi.

A country that had built strong ties and relationships with the U.S. and other countries. We keep forgetting that the current Iran wasn't always like this.

Let's bring back Reza Pahlavi!


Ernest Devadason   June 14th, 2009 8:16 pm ET

When faced with allegations that casts doubts as to
the legitimacy or otherwise of Ahmadinejad's Presidency, if he thuthfully believes in the forner, why does he not resort to transperancy and put it to the test?
Truth, like justice must manifestly be seen to be believed.
It is of paramount importance to Iran & the world that the ladership reflects the will of the peopl it claims to represent.


Dodie ~ California   June 14th, 2009 8:57 pm ET

Ah, Larry! ((( Thank You ))) This is the type of interview I have been patiently waiting for. I know tonight will be very interesting as your interviewing skills are excellent.

In my view, while Bush was in office, Iran became polarized and the thinking was Paradoxical. Obama takes office, and very soon after making a brilliant and conciliatory speech in Cairo, Interior minister Sadeq Mahsouli supervised the election. It is alleged that Ahmadinejad stole the election in order to keep the more pro-Western and reformist, Mir Hossein Mousavi from winning and transforming the country.

Interior minister Sadeq Mahsouli warned people NOT to join any unauthorized gatherings as he gave detailed results for the election. My extraction from this is the Iranians are very unhappy with the results of this election.


Dodie ~ California   June 14th, 2009 9:09 pm ET

Could it be Palin and Ahmadinejad can both view Russia from their homes? Hers is in Alaska and Ahmadinejad has a home in northern China!


Dodie ~ California   June 14th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Larry's eyes looked swollen and red yesterday. Is he OK? Does he have allergies?


Dodie ~ California   June 14th, 2009 9:15 pm ET

~whew~ Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad really does not like us at all... he is trying to be as polite as he possibly can! lol


Dodie ~ California   June 14th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Go Larry! excellent questions!


Wesley Crews   June 14th, 2009 10:55 pm ET

As an American I am ASHAMED of the israelin occupation. The treatment of the Palistinians reveals the true nature of the judea-christian god. Wesley Crews


Wesley Crews   June 14th, 2009 11:16 pm ET

Until we fight against religion (the true crime) The United States will continue to be drawn into violent conflicts ... Why do so many Americans support brainwashing children with dogmatic nonsense ?


Lisa   June 15th, 2009 12:39 am ET

This is a great interview but the translator's voice is too emotional & is very distracting.


Javid   June 15th, 2009 12:43 am ET

Larry, ask him if the Iranian election is legitimate, why people are in streets protesting against Ahmadinejad? Why many reporters are arrested or being limited. BBC is saying that there is an unknown source is sending parasite on their satellite waves.

Why students at University of Isfahan, Tehran, Shiraz,.. are attacked?
If that's not a coupe, what's the definition of coupe?

Why UN are not allowed to supervise the election?
Why supreme leader approved the election results before claim grace?
Based on Iranian constitution Security Council is responsible for election approval after reviewing claims and investigation, not the supreme leader!


teddy   June 15th, 2009 12:48 am ET

i have seen his suppoerter today on cnn.and it seems a big crowed than the opposition. i think the iranian people speek on the election what they want.so usa must buck off.it shouldnt be what usa wants for the iranian it should be what the iranian wants for themselves.but it doesnt mean that i like ahmedine nejad (we dont have to like him) .since he is elected by the people we have to deal with him. for obama it is a big lost the speech in cairo down playing this great country(usa) for nothing.so we need a tohugh policy to wards iran means more than talk.


Mike   June 15th, 2009 12:51 am ET

Larry,

Take the president up on his offer to show the american media Iran. He said that we should come to see. I would be very interested to see what day to day life is like in Iran.


Dodie ~ California   June 15th, 2009 1:40 am ET

Larry, Great Interview!!! I have never seen this side of you! That was AWESOME. I certainly have new found respect for your interviewing ability! You were direct and gave him no room to wiggle out!


an iranian   June 15th, 2009 1:50 am ET

please help us spread the word:
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As an Iranian individual asking for my very basic human and civil rights I am asking you to Observe the latest happenings in this country and to react to save millions of people.
There has been a coup in this country and the votes have been stolen, People objecting this matter are being hit and shot on the streets, Unbiased global reporters have limited access to iran and the media is supporting the coup.
We are banned from our very basic rights to communicate. Don't let the free will of millions of people get neglected like this.

Regards, An Iranian.


lostemperor   June 15th, 2009 10:03 am ET

People being harshly beaten for protesting, Ive seen this before. In London this year when G-20 meeting was held.
Iran has little experience with democracy, since the west backed the corrupt, oppressing undemocratic Shah of Persia. And secretly backing Saddam Hussein killing a million of Iranians in the 80s also did not help.

Likely the election in Iran was rigged but here in the west we also had our unwanted leaders for years. Like W Bush who in the last two years of his term had only 25 to 30% support of the people. Or Gordon Brown whose party got just 15% of the votes for the European elections! I'm pretty sure Ahmadinejad has more support of his people than both of these leaders combined even if the elections were not rigged. But then the US and Britain are democracies ... although I remember Bush came into power only after a supreme court decision and nobody in Britain even voted fot Gordon Brown except for his own party MPs, replacing the already unpopular Tony Blair. At least Ahmadinejad can say he does a lot better than this..
Patrick
the Netherlands


an iranian   June 15th, 2009 10:37 am ET

@ lostemperor
– the fact that you think ahmadinejad has more support among iranians than bush had is wrong
– whatever those countries you mentioned are, you dont see the armed forces bursting into universities or killin ppl on the streets, disconnecting the internet in the whole country,disabling sms and cell phone network.
in case u didnt know that, it's called the Coup!


Michael C. McHugh   June 15th, 2009 11:23 am ET

They are not legitimate in any way. They did not even count the votes before declaring "No Count Ahmadinejad" the winner.

I really hope that the Iranians will overthrow this regime and be done with it. There's really no place for a clerical-fascist police state in the modern world.


M.Sims-Taylor   June 15th, 2009 11:38 am ET

To live peaceful among each other is a good thing.

This co-operation is the first step to inprove the conditions for all the
people in Isreal and Palestine. We here in the United States wish both
countries a speedy and successful transiation to friendship and a
harmious relationship.

***mst***


M.Sims-Taylor   June 15th, 2009 11:55 am ET

Larry: I would to for Iran's President to review the last eight years in
our country and see what lead to the economic down turn here in the
United States.

To truly become a great man he must be sensensitive to the feelings
and welfare of all his people.

He does not have to win a president election to do good for his people.
He have been in the wold of popular politics for a long time.

Remember it's always a good thing to train a backup that can help his
people improve their economic and emotional and living condition.

It's time for him to write that book and document his life's work.

***mst***


Ted   June 15th, 2009 12:45 pm ET

The situation in Iran must be deplored. Although there was most likely fraud involved with the count of votes, we cannot be a great example:
in the 2,000 election thousands of voting slips were lost or never delivered to areas known to vote democratic. thus allowing Bush to win with only 5,000 votes.
Remember the Kent University shooting, where the national guard shot and killed a score of students demonstrating against the Vietnam War?
These should never happen in the greatest country in the world!


Ted   June 15th, 2009 12:50 pm ET

Michelle G.
You have a very short memory! You want the Shah back to Iran:
He was one of the bloodiest dictators we could call a friend, his secret policy killed tens of thousands, jailed twice as many. You wish is the same like the Germans want Hitler back or the Russians Stalin!
Sadam Hussein was a boy scout compaired to him!


an iranian   June 15th, 2009 12:56 pm ET

Ted,
yeah i was following america's election when bush won with those 5000 sth votes as you say, and i read all about the shootings and everything. BUT that doesnt justify the things goin on here, take a look at today's media, millions of ppl gathered in Tehran to demonstrate Ahmadinejad is NOT the guy they voted for. we're talkin bout millions of votes being miss-casted.
P.S. america's a free country (Apparently) , why didnt you do sth bout the whole bush election thing? did americans show their objection in any way?


Ron San Bruno, Ca   June 15th, 2009 1:39 pm ET

In the USA there is what they call seperation of church and state, or so I've been taught. In Islamic countries church and state go hand in hand, that seems like a pretty tight grip to break .


Michael C. McHugh   June 15th, 2009 2:17 pm ET

I would never want to see the Shah back in Iran. I would never want the US to do something like operation Ajax again, as we did in 1953 to keep the Shah in power and assist BP and the other Seven sisters oil companies.

In Iran, I think that led to one of the greatest disasters in the history of US foreign relations, and we'd be fools to repeat all that.

Obama has said that the US will never do anything like that again, and I believe him. It is for the Iranians to solve this problem, and if they want a revolution, then they will have to do it. We cannot do that for them, nor should we even try to get involved directly. In any case, that would only backfire on us and damage the people we most want to help.


Terry   June 15th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Unfortunately, there will be only one outcome to this election.


Michael C. McHugh   June 15th, 2009 5:10 pm ET

According to Radio Free Europe today, the ballots were not counted at all in Iran, and the ballot boxes had not even been opened when a "winner" was declared.


John, San Antonio, TX   June 15th, 2009 8:48 pm ET

I for one am proud of the Iranian People. How many of us would go out into the streets to protest knowing the very real threat of physical harm by supporters of the government? It is very easy for us to sit in our nice safe homes and comment on such things while we are in no physical danger whatever. We as American Citizens are free to express our opinions about whether or not the election in Iran was legitimate or stolen but President Obama being the political representative of this nation must proceed with much more caution. He, after all, will be the one who has to deal with the Iranian Government in the end and cannot be seen to be trying to influence the outcome. We, on the other hand, are free to state that from our point of view here in the USA, the election was clearly stolen by Ahmadinejad and his followers as appears from most of these comments to be the case. To the people of Iran who are brave enough to ask for our support in these and other venues, we are on your side. This nation should stop making threats of use of force if Iran doesn't do what we are insisting that they do. By threatening force against the Nation of Iran, we are threatening all the Iranian people including those brave people in the streets today. You will be a part of my prayers this evening and every evening until you have won the freedom that you seek.
The only thing I would comment on, and I really have no business commenting, is that when I see three small motorbikes and motor scooters with two individuals on each carrying sticks or pipes go flying into crowds of thousands of demonstrators, I wonder why a few of the demonstrators don't simply pick up a few sticks of their own and knock those thugs off their bikes where they can receive a little of the same treatment they are trying to give to others.


bob   June 15th, 2009 11:56 pm ET

Based on the past thirty years, this government is the most illegal government in the world. Economically the country has gone backward at least 50 years! The people who are protesting are NOT protesting for Mousavi, but for freedom and getting rid of this regime. This is the excellent time for the US President and other world leaders to help Iranians to get rid of this regime. If nothing is done, this regime will shut people up using their guns and military force. Because it is this regime that is the source of all issues in Iraq, Afghanestan, Palestine, Lebenon, Pakistan, Turkey, etc. They are using their oil revenue to support and train terorists instead of spending on people of Iran.


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 1:25 am ET

To John,
first of all , i appreciate ur understanding. and yeah ppl are fighting back with stones and pipes, thing is there are more to just batons and pipes, the Basij Militia are armed with knives and pistols and you CAN NOT differ them from protesters, one miture you're shouting, next minute the guy next to you stabs you or shoots you (watch the NBC special ,june 15th on iran).
another thing is, like you mentioned , right now a clear standing from the world leaders would help ALOT. i know Mr. Obama has a lot to think of before he makes any announcements but what i wanna say is , that right now if you as a very powerful country tell the whole world that you think the election is fixed and iran needs a new election supervised by UN (or sth like that) then the people will be with you,
Trust me, we need freedom and jobs more than we need freakin nuclear energy!
but, if you declare nothing and they shut down the whole protest goin on now, and then if you ever come to the final military option regarding iran's case, then i will be the first one joining the army to fight you back and so will all the people marching the streets today, and that's because you will be -again- threatening our freedom.
bottom line is, right now we are devastated to get help from some powerful coutries, HELP US RIGHT NOW WHEN WE NEED YOU.
cheers.


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 1:28 am ET

To bob, very well said.


lostemperor   June 16th, 2009 6:00 am ET

During the western installed Shah there was no democracy at all in Iran. And there were no demonstrations. If you opposed the regime, you were silently liquidated and nobody even knows. Like in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. At least now you have a start of democracy and opposition. It may take some time like anywhere else or now the Shah was still in power.


lostemperor   June 16th, 2009 7:13 am ET

Yes the elections in Iran are not legitimate (but not a total waste either). But since when do we care in the US or the west? We always back corrupt, undemocratic and murderous regimes as long as they are representing our interest. Like Saddam Hussein's once did in Iraq. We want to install our democracy as long as they support our way of thinking. Fighting bloody wars in Vietnam and elsewhere. Even backing the genocidal Pol Pot in Combodia for years. Just watch Christianne Amanpour awesome documentary "Scream Bloody Murder" for it.


Ted   June 16th, 2009 7:27 am ET

To Bob.
What do you suggest we should do? Send our Boy Scouts to Iran? We don´t even have enough troops to support the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, we should give political support, but not a military one. Do you remember Iraq, where we were to liberate the Shiites from the oppression under the Sunis? Those liberated Shiites sure killed a lot of our soldiers. The lesson? Never get involved in a family fight, because they all turn against you. Remember Viet-Nam?
The people of Iran overthrew the Shah, they should do the same to this corrupt clerical government, it is their country.


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 10:57 am ET

To Ted.
you are questioning a very basic role US is playing right now in the world, you say you should not middle in so called family fights all over the world, if that's the case then why dont you stay in your own country? why do you send troops all over the world? then what's the whole world peace about?
remember you got power,powerful should help helpless, yea it's our country and we are being killed on the streets, that's what we can do and we're doin it. least you could do is to push the UN and you dont do it


Ted   June 16th, 2009 11:54 am ET

an iranian,
you are talking to the wrong person! I am against us having troops all over the world and certainly against our meddling in the affairs of other countries. I am also against us spending all those billions of dollars so other nations can lay back and get rich and fat.
If you are in Iran and so many millions of your countrymen want a change, than organize a revolution against the mullahs. Why should american soldiers die so you can have a better life? Why should our taxpayers finance your fight, your country has more money than we have. If you are outside of the country, than go back and take a lot of your compatriots with you who are having a great time living in Beverley Hills. (20% of the population there are iranian decent!)


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Ted,
i didnt ask you to send your troops here, infact any foreign army is not welcomed in a country having internal issues (as history has shown)
revolution is not a meeting to organize, revolution is chaos and violence and you dont organize violence,
i tell you what you CAN do. we are fighting here and we dont need troops ,thank you, what we need is some one very powerful Like your president to push UN to announce they want a re-do in the presidential election provided that it's been monitored by UN.
blv me if we have a Sane president here in iran, you will spare LOTS of money there!
so, we fight and we pay for it with our blood, and all you gotta do is to support us via UN.like i said before help us when we need you, we dont want any support when our voice is shut up


Michelle G   June 16th, 2009 1:03 pm ET

Ted –

You have the distorted American version of the story. The human rights attacks against him were a mere tactic to address the high prices of oil, and Carter's administration admits to it. The shah was the best thing that ever happened to iran. The country was westernizing under the shah. Religion was not a matter. The shah was an ally to the US. He had developed greats ties with Eisenhower, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. He was interested in the United States' advancements and relation unlike these crazy mullahs. You should really look into it, a lot of aspects to the story are missing. I did heavy research and my thesis on it.


Michelle G   June 16th, 2009 1:11 pm ET

Ted –

how do you propose the people overthrow the government? It isn't possible. In the 1979 revolution the U.S. had huge role in it. Khomeini came to power in '79 and unfortunately i don't think this regime .will ever end or it'll end up like the big mistake in Iraq


lostemperor   June 16th, 2009 1:48 pm ET

Not many like to hear this but like I said, I think Ahmadinejad did get the most votes, if not the majority vote what makes the elections legitimate, if it were not for irregularities. Not among the young and in Teheran but clearly in the whole country. I just heard on the radio a western poll before the elections, but missed the source, showed that in the whole of Iran Ahmadinejad had a demanding lead (like 60%). These were not the same pollers who polled foremost in the universities of Teheran where Moussavi is popular, we heard of. I think western leaders know about this polling judging from their reactions which do not question Ahmadinejad's win but only irregularities in the elections.


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 2:35 pm ET

Lostemperor
this was not our first election, we had elections before and those who won and announced their victory had oppositions but every thing would take it's legal procedure.
if we'd think that this election was fair, or if we'd think ahmadinejad won the election in a fair game,we wouldnt throw ourselves to gun shot!
if this election was fair why every cell phone and land line is disconnected? why the sms is disabled? why every social network is filtered? why Militia are on the streets? and last but not least, why would he declare victory before even all the votes have been cast?
you're either not iranian or you've been abroad for a long time. dont be givin people wrong picture man!


lostemperor   June 16th, 2009 2:51 pm ET

An Iranian, I understand you are a Moussavi adherent. That's okay. Are you an Iranian living in Iran or do you live abroad? I just found the likely source of the poll showing ahmadinejad's big lead in the polls recently here on CNN.com just updated after my post (11 minutes ago when I read it) under the title "Analysts pore over 'ambiguous' Iran results"

Here one quote "Ballen said his organization, Terror Free Tomorrow, surveyed 1,001 Iranians in mid-May. That poll found Ahmadinejad leading the four-candidate field with 34 percent support, while Moussavi trailed with 14 percent. The remaining two candidates, former parliament speaker Mehdi Karrubi and onetime Revolutionary Guards commander Mohsen Rezaie, drew 2 percent and 1 percent."


jc   June 16th, 2009 3:12 pm ET

this is a general question
Larry , who was your wierdest interview? or one in which you felt someone was lying?
I think your interview with Rusty Yates was so obvious he was lying, did you? You asked him if he ever showed anger, and he started laughing and said "I threw a chair once"......creepy...oh yeah.....he was in on it.....


an iranian   June 16th, 2009 3:15 pm ET

lost...
i am supporting mousavi, and i'm glad i did that cause he hasnt stepped back a bit so far.
and no, i came to europe 3months ago and i'm deeply regreting that!
gimme the link to the poll you're referring to, you got to konw something, there's no unbiased poll on this matter, all the polls were carried out or manipulated by the government.
another thing, things took a huge turn in the last two weeks, that was late June. people suddenly saw hope and they embraced it.
finally, the biggest and most important poll was the election itself . no one's gonna die for nothin man! people die for what they believe in , and the way i see it, they think their votes were miss-cast.


Terry   June 16th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

Ahmadinejad controls the media, the government, and the ballot. Only the Iranian people can do anything about it. I'm not optimistic!


John, San Antonio, TX   June 16th, 2009 5:37 pm ET

@an iranian....don't be discouraged by the few individuals on this site who rather than offer you support will try and challenge you with their own prejudices and supposed superior knowledge. On every site where you find people discussing or disputing issues you will find a few who appear to do it as a full time hobby or the experts on each and every issue. When you challenge them, they will often reply with "do your research" or something to that effect. In this instance, they are the ones coming to the debate unarmed. You clearly have a much better understanding of what is occurring you your country and are the one who has something worthwhile to say. I realize that my comment here will be thrown back at me but I am willing to accept that if it helps you to understand that these people represent only themselves and are very much the exception to the rule. As you have stated earlier, there are too many actions taken by the Ahmadinejad Party which indicate they are trying to hide something and prevent the opposite viewpoint from getting out. The story of what is happening in Iran today and the last few weeks is one of the highest interest to most American people and the majority of people I have spoken with are cheering for your success. I encourage our representative at the United Nations to speak out forcefully in your support. I am also certain that our President would like to speak out as well but if he did, it would appear that we are meddling in your internal affairs. When he speaks to Iran, he is speaking to the Iranian people who he knows all want the same things we do and that is the freedom to speak their minds, live free, and not be constantly under the threat of violence if they disagree with the government in power. I don't wish to see violence in your nation and the suffering that comes with it. I support you in your struggle and wish you God Speed.


Ramin   June 16th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

Mr. King,
I have to thank CNN and specially Christiane for the excellent job of broadcasting events of past few days in Iran. Please keep covering the news from Iran. Please let the world knows about breech of human right in Iran.


an iranian   June 17th, 2009 12:55 am ET

@John,TX
Appreciate it man, i have come across may americans lately and most of them are well aware of the happenings and also support our people.
right now the country is in a critical political situation and any good decision (regardless of who makes it, as long as it's powerful and global)
would bring democracy to Iran and as a result to middle east.
i understand that Mr. Obama as your president can not just meddle in this situation and get accused of this and that. i guess right now the global awareness is enough and i'm glad to see americans.
speaking of awareness,all you can add me via twitter, i'm out side iran so i'm safe to spread the words inside.
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twitter[DOT]com/Aknil
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bob   June 17th, 2009 2:17 am ET

Now that more than 40 million people are rising up to speak of no freedom and no human rights in Iran, and say where is our vote, shouldn't the United Nation come in and do something where young college students are being killed because they ask for freedom? The whole world is witnessing the cheating in the election process, it is time for the UN to send its representatives and start the election from bottom up and let people choose their selected leaders. Even if another person is selected with the presence of UN, still this person is from this government, but at least he might be a more moderate government to work better with other countries in this world.


Ted   June 17th, 2009 8:20 am ET

Believe me, I wish the iranian people all the success of sending the mullahs into the desert and have a really democratic government.
Asking the UN has as much worth as praying to Allah, or any other God, day and night. Israel ignores every UN resolution since 60 years, so why should the present mullah goverment care what the UN says.
Usually when people say UN they mean USA, because we are the working donkey of that organisation, and I am dead against getting involved in any type of action in Iran. Iraq, Afghanistan and Viet.Nam should be a good lesson to obey.
Supposedly hundreds of thousands of people are on the street, they could put s stop to all activities and so force a change. Or invade the police stations, get guns, use those guns to get more guns and get read of the mullahs. There are plenty of examples in the history: the French did it, so did the Russians, Hungarians, Viet-Namis, and not to forget, the USA!!
If you want freedom then you should fight for it and be ready to die for it! This is my message to all iranians, get it one way or another, but don´t cry for help in the safety of Europe or Beverly Hills!!


an iranian   June 17th, 2009 12:19 pm ET

to Ted,
you mentioned all those revolutions and you forgot the latest one, Iran! 1979. it hasnt been 30 years yet and we're having another revolution. that costs ALOT.
regarding the UN and the donkey thing, i agree, but if you really believe in that why is USA meddeling in almost everything saying we care for global peace and everything. i blv 9/11 was the direct results of US meddeling in Iraq. thousands of innocent americans dead cause "your government cares for the world peace ".
I think those are in the package when you are (or try to be) the biggest power in the world, then those who need help will naturally come to you, like the guy in spider man said: great power brings great responsibility


christie   June 17th, 2009 3:10 pm ET

To the people that say that religion is the true crime here and if you get rid of it, you will get rid of the problems there, I disagree with so strongly. Some people who are in power abuse the word of God and manipulate others into thinking what they're saying is correct. The Muslim religion does say that women should have a veil on, but it doesn't say that they should be treated as lower class citizens. For years the Taliban treated women in appalling ways, and some people thought it was part of the Islam religion. Now we know that it's not. It seems like people are still using religion to brainwash people, but of course not everything they say is true.


Sal   June 19th, 2009 10:06 am ET

Dear Larry i was watching your show the day Wolf did it, and he said John Mccain wants President Obama to be more tough on decision's on Iran. Well, now we know what the outcome should have been when their spiritual leader had made it clear that thier will be no re-count. More more enemies for the united states. President Obama did the right thing.
One thing i would really like to make clear is that the world is protecting Isreal to far and making the world so unstable, well the hulocost did happened but they are not the only nation that has suffered from tuture or killings from the past. "Think about salvery",but black people are holding the world into ransom for that. If President is to be decisive it should be on isreal.


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