Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Iranian Prez Ahmadinejad: Wipe Israel from the map

Oh, come on. Tell us how you really feel:

::::::::Iran's hard-line president called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and said a new wave of Palestinian attacks will destroy the Jewish state, state-run media reported Wednesday.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also denounced attempts to recognize Israel or normalize relations with it.

"There is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad told students Wednesday during a Tehran conference called "The World without Zionism."

"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, any (Islamic leader) who recognizes the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world," Ahmadinejad said.

And there you have it, folks. This man is not willing, under any circumstances, to allow peaceful coexistence to form or thrive. He's got the funding and resources of a nation at his beck and call and, I might add, he absolutely is striving as hard as he can to deploy nukes. And not just for him, but for every Islamic country on Earth. You think he's being poetic when he talks of his enemies burning? Guess again.

So I'd like to ask the "not in my name" crowd what they recommend our strategy be now. Considering that a powerful leader of a theocracy has called for one of our allies to be destroyed completely, how should we now proceed? I'd love to hear that answer...