I watched his interview with Larry King and first and foremost, I thought he was the ultimate in politicians....wary, quick, sly and really good at never answering a question directly. On the flip side, I found him to be pretty smart as he tried to use some sort of reasoning to flip the questions by the interviewer into a question back to the US in the form of hypocrisy.
When asked about the famous 'holocaust' question, I thought it was interesting that he answered - why is the west so focused on that one question and answer when there are many issues today much more relevant and without answering that question, went on to parallel the fact that the Palestinians were forced to evacuate their homeland in order for the west to create a country for the Jewish people. He basically was saying that we like to focus on the holocaust of the 1940's but like to ignore the 'holocaust' of forced evacuation of a whole people and the ramifications that has had on those people.
When asked about the people put in jail in Iran and how bad it was - he countered with the fact that the USA imprisons more people than the rest of the world. Then when asked about the violence after his election results, he again countered with the violence in this country against the G20 protesters etc.
I found it very interesting the method of his approach.
I do think there is some posturing on his part about nuclear capability but on the other hand, I also think it is a dangerous situation if the ability is there - without the 130,000 extra troops needed to sustain Afghanistan, how could we possibly engage in another battle in Iran with such a depleted military? Sometimes it feels like these wars are going on forever and we aren't accomplishing anything but destruction in our own country as things keep crashing....it does feel like deja-vu but if it is, I believe that Israel will do the job for us...I think...swife.