Today, as I was gathering my clothes, my toiletries and my fishing tackle for a week-long getaway, I browsed through the news and saw this. Within a week or two of Iran enjoying its first official diplomatic contact with the United States since prior to the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979-1980, the leaders of Iran have not softened their terrorist rhetoric, but actually ramped it up.
Just today, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a public speech that the countdown to the destruction of Israel has begun. Demonstrating why it’s not possible or wise to “negotiate peace” with a terrorist state, Iranian news agency Mehr quoted Ahmadinejad as saying, “The arrogant superpowers and the Zionist regime invested all their efforts during the 33-day war, but after 60 years, their pride has been trampled and the countdown to the destruction of this regime has been started by Hizbullah fighters.”
Ahmadinejad added, “With the help of all the Lebanese and Palestinian fighters, we will witness the destruction of this regime in the near future… Anyone who works for God and believes in the power of the people will prevail.”
Is that clear enough for you, liberals?