Iranian President Ahmadinejad wasn’t looking for common ground with presidential hopeful Barack Obama when he predicted that Israel will disappear. Here’s what AFP is reporting:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad predicted on Monday that Muslims would uproot “satanic powers” and repeated his controversial belief that Israel will soon disappear, the Mehr news agency reported. “I must announce that the Zionist regime (Israel), with a 60-year record of genocide, plunder, invasion and betrayal is about to die and will soon be erased from the geographical scene,” he said. “Today, the time for the fall of the satanic power of the United States has come and the countdown to the annihilation of the emperor of power and wealth has started.”

Since taking the presidency in August 2005, Ahmadinejad has repeatedly provoked international outrage by predicting Israel is doomed to disappear. “I tell you that with the unity and awareness of all the Islamic countries all the satanic powers will soon be destroyed,” he said to a group of foreign visitors ahead of the 19th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

It’ll be interesting to hear Sen. Obama explain why he thinks there’s any common ground to be found with President Ahmadinejad. Anyone with that hateful an ideology can’t be reasoned with.

Tom Friedman isn’t a partisan Republican by any stretch of the imagination. Here’s what he recently wrote about Sen. Obama’s foreign policy:

Barack Obama is getting painfully close to tying himself in knots with all his explanations of the conditions under which he would unconditionally talk with America’s foes, like Iran. His latest clarification was that there is a difference between “preparations” and “preconditions” for negotiations with bad guys. Such hair-splitting word games do not inspire confidence, and they play right into the arms of his critics. The last place he wants to look uncertain is on national security.

The fact is, Mr. Obama was right to say that he would talk with any foe, if it would advance U.S. interests. The Bush team negotiated with Libya to give up its nuclear program, even after Libya had accepted responsibility for blowing up Americans on Pan Am Flight 103. Those negotiations succeeded, though, not because Mr. Bush was better “prepared,” but because, at the time, shortly after the invasion of Iraq, Mr. Bush had leverage. Iraq had yet to fall apart.

EXACTLY RIGHT, MR. FRIEDMAN!!! I commonly refer to that as the Reagan Principle.

Ronald Reagan exuded confidence that he would prevail against the Soviets because he wasn’t worried about being everyone’s friend. He worried more about making certain that the Soviets were worried sick about what he might do and/or what he had the capability of doing.

Democrats worry far too much about being liked by the world. Bill Clinton worried about being liked. So did Jimmy Carter. Barack Obama apparently shares that mindset. The last thing that’ll bring Iran into submission is talking with them. Talks are what we’ve done for the past few years. Democrats say that President Bush’ policy is a failed policy. Yet they don’t like admitting, at least in public, that their policy isn’t dramatically different than the policy they now call failed.

Ahmadinejad wasn’t finished when he predicted that Israel would disappear, either. Here’s something else he said:

Ahmadinejad also again expressed his apocalyptic vision that tyranny in the world be abolished by the return to earth of the Mahdi, the 12th imam of Shiite Islam, alongside great religious figures including Jesus Christ. “With the appearance of the promised saviour…and his companions such as Jesus Christ, tyranny will be soon be eradicated in the world.”

Sen. Obama doesn’t dare exlain why he thinks there’s common ground with Iran and Ahmadinejad. What’s scary is that Ahmadinejad is the sanest person in that government. The mullahcracy are crazier than he is.

Voters who put Israel’s security as a high priority don’t have reason to trust Sen. Obama’s judgment on foreign policy, especially with regard to Israel. You can’t make deals with a nutjob, no matter how many good intentions you have.

That’s why you shouldn’t send a Toy Messiah to do a man’s job. That’s why I believe that Sen. Obama won’t be inaugurated in January, 2009.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

4 Responses to “Israel Will Soon Disappear”

  • shirley says:

    i am so sick of our pandering to isreal. they need to disappear. why should they have nuclear weapons and arabs countries not have them. we need to blast israel off the map. that will save billions in foreign aid n, and stop unnecessary meddling n into countries who mean us no harm.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Shirley, Israel should have nuclear weapons because they’re responsible. Arab nations shouldn’t because they’re just a jihad away from using those weapons on a number of countries, not just Israel. As for “meddling into countries who mean us no harm”, that’s an awfully naive picture of the world. +

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