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the new Kadima Party persues its stated policy objectives...,
oh, and by the way:
Iran did not pass legislation requiring Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear yellow, red or blue strips of cloth, respectively, as was reported by some professional institutions of the yellow science, and still a matter in doubt for fifth rate hacks.
[Zoroastrians? Advocating celebration and cheer in the face of the war on Christmas since 2,000 BC. I thought I'd found an ally for the 101st Fighting Xboardists, only to be disappointed, again. If only we could put together a whole division.]
It's also apparent that the oh-so-nutty Ahmadinejad - he gets this reputation for craziness from being the third world mirror image of President Bush: stupid like a fox - never suggested anything about annhilating Israel or mopping it off the mercator projection, or however else you want to derender "This regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history" into "Israel must be wiped off the map".
It's the sort of misinformation that disables the iota of thought it takes to realize that Israel has a massive nuclear deterent which would assure Iran being wiped off the map if it dared attack. No matter how crazy we're lead to believe Iran's president is, it doesn't matter on account of the fact that he isn't in charge of the armed forces and is bound by that same fundamentalist insanity to obey Khamenei's fatwa forbidding nuclear weapons. Iran would have to be crazy not to seek a nuclear deterent, its president is crazy, therefore Iran isn't seeking a nuclear deterent.
In any case Iran's religious leadership are the ones that would have to choose that particular method of suicide, and in the past they've preferred to cooperate with Israel if it strengthened their own grip on power (having traded oil with Israel in the past, having bought weapons from Israel in the past, etc.). When a moderate reformer had the presidency everybody went on and on about how powerless he was, now everybody is exagerating Ahmadinejad's minor capacity to influence events except as a scapegoat.
On the related topic of just how minor America's capacity to influence events except as a scapegorilla has become, this analysis of the normalization of relations with Libya deserves attention, and strings together some factoids I never put together in any coherent fashion, because my profession, like George W Bush's, is laziness in the face of hubris, not the other way around.