Iran's President Is Wrong

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
When Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was first elected he made headlines because some folks thought he was one of the revolutionaries who was responsible for taking Americans hostage in Tehran back in 1979. Turned out not to be true.

Ahmadinejad though is trying to hold the minds of his people hostage, along with plenty of other minds in the Muslim world by claiming that the Holocaust was a myth.

If the Holocaust was a myth, than the state of Israel must be just as phony. You can see where his thinking is headed.

I always find it fascinating how wildly disparate groups can end up believing the same things. We've been hearing the Holocaust as myth malarkey from white supremacists for years. But, I don't think Ahmadinejad has been attending many Klan rallies. Do you?

It just shows: Hate trumps truth, every time.

By Harry Smith