Liberal as in Liberty and Freedom. Iranian as in Cyrus and Ferdowsi.
Hooman Majd, Ahmadinejad's interpreter, has published
a brief diary of his experience during Ahmadinejad's recent trip to the UN in New York. It is an interesting read, but take it with some caution. Majd's story contains some unmarked sillinesses such as this:
"I had no intention of veering from the text, but it was both tantalizing and terrifying to know that a few extra words here and there would create headlines and headaches across the globe, if not land me either in Gitmo or Evin prison in Tehran."
Apart from the comparison being meaningless, the suggestion that he could
end up in Guantanamo for veering from his text is just absurd. But it is an interesting read nonetheless.