Thursday, December 08, 2005

More enlightened humanitarianism from Iranian president

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the reality-impaired gent who called for Israel to be "wiped from the map" recently, is up to his wacky antics again. This time, he's questioning the facts behind the Holocaust and recommending that Israel be moved to Europe.

This is the elected leader of major country, folks. Iran is a large, populous, and extremely wealthy nation. The Iranians have acknowledged that they have a large program underway to develop nuclear power, and there's much to suggest that they are also pursuing nuclear weapons. There's little doubt that they are behind at least some of the chaos currently present in Iraq, and there's every reason to believe that their involvement in terrorism doesn't end there.

Where's the line for these fruitcakes? How much are we willing to let them get away with? I'm not advocating military action based on anything that their nut-job president says, but there are actions and, clearly, a mindset there that are cause for tremendous concern.

This isn't going to go away on its own, and I fear that its going to get a lot worse.

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