On that the Thug-In-Chief and I are in complete agreement.
From MEMRI, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
The following are excerpts from an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on the Iranian News Channel (IRINN) on July 23, 2006.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: “In my opinion, Lebanon is the scene of an historic test, which will determine the future of humanity. Everyone must be put to the test. Everyone. It is inconceivable for anyone who calls himself a Muslim and who heads an Islamic state to maintain relations under the table with the regime that occupied Jerusalem. He cannot take pleasure in the [Israeli] killing of Muslims yet present himself as a Muslim. This is inconceivable, and must be exposed. Allah willing, it will. You will see.
“England was the founder of this sinister regime. It is an accomplice to all its crimes. America, which supports it now, is an accomplice to all its crimes. They are the ones who started this fire. They are the ones who support [Israel], and encourage it to strike at the people in such a manner. They say: ‘They took two of our soldiers.’ Fine, but you took 5,000 of theirs. Sit together and have a prisoner exchange. But you are destroying the life of an entire people, and harming innocent people – all for two soldiers? Do you value human life at all?
This pious hypocrite makes no mention, of course, of the innumerable Hizballah rocket attacks on northern Israel over the last few years, or the mocking billboards Hizballah set up on the border, predicting Israel’s imminent destruction, or its other bellicose activities over the years. And of course, why would he? His words here fit an Islamic pattern going back centuries: portray every action by the enemy as an unprovoked attack, so as to exaggerate the sense of grievance that helps win recruits to the jihad.