An uncanny similarity:
This week, Ahmadinejad finally conceded there "might be a few" gays in his country. Then he went on to blast homosexuality as an "unlikable and foreign act" that is illegal because it "shakes the foundations of society," "robs humanity" and "brings about disease."
Still, Ahmadinejad is still much more accessible to the US press than Sarah Palin. In that single instance, he respects American democracy better than John McCain and the Republican party.