Thursday, September 20, 2007



When Ahmadinejad visits the US next week, he will be greeted with boos and cheers. However, anyone who denies the holocaust deserves the boos. And as dangerous as he is, the sentiment of Rudolph Giuliani's new foreign policy advisor, Norman Podhoretz, is greater. Giuliani has already stated his position on Iran while on a visit to London.

"I believe the United States and our allies should deliver a very clear message to Iran, very clear, very sober, very serious: They will not be allowed to become a nuclear power. It's just not going to happen," Giuliani said at a midday campaign fundraising lunch."If they get to the point that they're going to become a nuclear power, we will prevent it, or we will set them back five or 10 years," he added. "It isn't a threat, it's just a reality. And I think if that reality sinks in, there is a better chance that we will never have to use a military option to deal with them," he said.

Podhoretz, a right wing Zionist has taken a hard line approach to dealing with Iran. One could surmise....almost fanatical.

The current issue of Commentary magazine — “widely regarded as the leading outlet for neoconservative writing” — features a controversial cover story by Norman Podhoretz titled “The Case For Bombing Iran.”

Podhoretz’s article appeals to President Bush, “a man who knows evil when he sees it” and who has been “battered more mercilessly and with less justification than any other in living memory,” to carry out military strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities. U.S. diplomats are now pointing to the essay to pressure foreign diplomats to increase pressure on Iran.

In a new interview, Podhoretz was asked to comment on the possible fallout of the military strikes he advocates. “Well, if we were to bomb the Iranians as I hope and pray we will,” Podhoretz says, “we’ll unleash a wave of anti-Americanism all over the world that will make the anti-Americanism we’ve experienced so far look like a love fest.”

This irrational reasoning should encourage one to re valuate Rudolph Giuliani as a potential candidate for President of the United States. With friends like his, we must be very wary of his enemies.

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