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These days, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the new Anbar: If you haven't heard of him, you just may be spending your time under a rock... an even bigger one than the one that shielded you from Anbar news. He made huge waves last week with statements like, "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country. We don't have that in our country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon." In the past, he's questioned whether the Holocaust actually happened, and argued Israel's conflict with Palestine stems from misplaced blame for that horrific era. So how much does a world leader with such (Scary? Laughable? Extreme?) views matter? He's more of a figurehead in Iran than a leader, though few would dispute that Iran itself definitely does matter... What do you think?