The Americans can do nothing, says the Thug-In-Chief. I’m not sure about that, but I think he is probably right that the Americans lack the will to do anything. By Ali Akbar Dareini for AP, with thanks to Mackie:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – The United States is incapable of inflicting “serious damage” on Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, as a second U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the Gulf as a warning from Washington for Iran to back down in its attempts to dominate the region.
In an interview with Iranian state television, Ahmadinejad said Washington had not stepped up its campaign against Tehran, despite the standoff with the West over Iran’s defiance of U.N. demands to halt uranium enrichment. The U.N. Security Council imposed limited sanctions on Iran last month.
“U.S. rhetoric against Iran has not increased,” Ahmadinejad said. “In 2003, they openly threatened to attack Iran. Now they have indirectly made such threats.”
He spoke with confidence over Iran’s ability to withstand a strike. “The United States is unable to inflict serious damage on Iran,” the president said. He also noted, “They (U.S.) are not really in a position to carry out this action (of attacking Iran). I believe there are many wise people in the United States who would not let it happen.”