National Review Online, Oct 30 (by Michael Ledeen) — â€œWeâ€™ve got a lot of issues with Iran,â€ President Bush told a news conference last week. â€œThe first is whether or not they will help this young democracy succeed,â€ he said, referring to Iraq.
The heart sinks. Can anyone â€” let alone the president â€” possibly believe that the mullahs might help Iraq succeed? The only â€œsuccessâ€ they are interested in is the humiliation of America and the domination of Iraq.
Can anyone possibly believe that Iran might help the Lebanese government? The only thing they care about is the destruction of that government, the slaughter or domination of the Maronite Christians, and the creation of an Islamic Republic under the thumb of Hizbollah.
And finally, how can anyone possibly believe that the â€œbig issueâ€ is whether or not Iran will get nukes? The issue is American lives, now being taken in Iraq and Afghanistan by Iranian weapons, killers, and managers.