Let's blog about the despot in the Middle East we should have considered taking out far more than Saddam Hussein. That would be the new Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a thug who we last saw as one of the 1979-80 captors of US embassy personnel in Tehran (how quickly we forget).
In his infinite "wisdom," he has proclaimed the Holocaust as "a myth" and suggess that Israel be moved to Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska (which, last I looked, WAS part of the United States).
This schmuck has kept this drumbeat up for months (since October when he called for Israel to be wiped off the map) and clearly enjoys poking the stick at Israel and the U.S. And we let him do it without penalty. Sadly, our stern words mean absolutely nothing in that region, and less than zero to the Iranians, who are about to gain a giant foothold with its neighbor, Iraq, once George W. Bush's precious elections are completed.
According to the AP, last week our schtunk Ahmadinejad "also expressed doubt about the killing by the Nazis of six million Jews during World War II, but Wednesday was the first occasion when he said in public that the Holocaust was a myth."
"They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to thousands of people in the Iranian city of Zahedan, according to a report on Wednesday from Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).
"The West has given more significance to the myth of the genocide of the Jews, even more significant than God, religion, and the prophets," he said. "(It) deals very severely with those who deny this myth but does not do anything to those who deny God, religion, and the prophet."
"If you have burned the Jews, why don't you give a piece of Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska to Israel," Ahmadinejad said, needing more lessons in geography.
"Our question is, if you have committed this huge crime, why should the innocent nation of Palestine pay for this crime?"
OUR question is how long are we going to permit this nation to upgrade its nuclear capacity, clearly a threat to Israel and other nations, without taking some sort of action? Iran HAS WMDs; Iraq only had rumours of such weapons.
Iran has done harm to U.S. citizens; no one ever proved Iraq had a damn thing to do with anything.
Truth be told, we attacked the wrong country starting with the letters "I-R-A" ...