Thursday, December 15, 2005

This Is Why the U.S. Should Not Have Invaded Iraq

Iran's president calls the Nazi Holocaust a "myth" that never really happened. He says that Israel should be moved to Europe.

The Bush administration says this just goes to show why Iran should not have nuclear weapons.

At a news briefing, State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said Mr. Ahmadinejad's assertion Wednesday that the World War II Jewish Holocaust is a "myth" was reprehensible and another sign that Iran is "headed off in a direction 180 degrees from the rest of the world."

Mr. McCormack said it is not the Iranian people who are driving the country away from the global community, but rather the clerical leadership in Tehran.
His White House counterpart, Scott McClellan, said all responsible world leaders understand how outrageous such comments are, and that they underscore how important it is that the world community work together to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

A senior official who spoke to reporters here said the incendiary comments about Israel and the Jews can no longer be dismissed as an accident or a slip of the tongue, but have to be seen as what Mr. Ahmadinejad and others in his government really believe, which the official said "is all the more disturbing."

The Bush administration has long held that Iran is secretly developing atomic weapons under cover of its nominally peaceful nuclear program, and is supporting terrorism and radical Palestinian factions that are trying block Middle East peace efforts.

In a Washington address Tuesday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Iran is meddling in Iraq and supporting violence there, and poses a problem to a democratizing Middle East that she said the world community "will have to find a way to deal with."

Good golly gee whiz! No shit, Sherlock Condi! Ya think? Iran is meddling in Iraq, and supporting violence there, and posing a problem to democracy in the Middle East! And was all that happening before the U.S. meddled in ... er, sorry, liberated Iraq? Scratch your head, Condi, put on your thinking cap, concentrate real hard, and try to figure out how exactly Iran got to have so much influence with the Shiites in Iraq, and who it was that gave Iran the opportunity to "meddle in Iraq" and "support violence" there!

Interesting how the Bushies didn't need the world community's cooperation or approval to invade Iraq and create the conditions for vastly increased Iranian influence in Iraq -- but now suddenly it's the "world community" that "will have to find a way to deal with" it.

Can you say, craven lying coward, Condi?

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