Friday, June 20, 2008

A dangerous nut

Iran's Ahmadinejad:

"Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday accused the United States of plotting to kidnap and assassinate him during a visit to Iraq, state media reported. The president told a meeting of clerics in the central city of Qom that Iran's "enemies" planned to kill him when he went to Baghdad in March, according to the president's Web site. Iranian leaders usually use the term "enemies" to refer to Western nations and the United States in particular."

So he's not only a Holocaust-denier, he's a paranoiac.
That not only makes him nutty, it also makes him dangerous. Nutty leaders are the ones willing to do dangerous, irrational things.

So therefore, this show of strength came at a good time:

"Israel carried out a major military exercise earlier this month that American officials say appeared to be a rehearsal for a potential bombing attack on Iran's nuclear facilities."