Why Are We Talking?

The following comes from the President, The President, of Iran. . .
Wipe out Israel: Iran hardliner

TEHRAN: Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called yesterday for Israel to be "wiped off the map".

"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," Mr Ahmadinejad told a conference in Tehran titled The World without Zionism.

"As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," he said, referring to Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

This is the first time in years such a high-ranking Iranian official has called for Israel's eradication, although such slogans are regularly used at rallies.
This is not new. This screaming loon, and others like him, have been saying this kind of thing for some time now. The difference is that once upon a time, this would have been taken for exactly what it is: a declaration of war. They just haven’t had the means to carry that out. And there are those among us seriously suggesting they should be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, and this development will make them more responsible? This only works (at oh-so slender best) , of course, if you completely ignore what the Iranians are actually saying - which, of course, these people do. . .

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