Wednesday, February 20, 2008

U.N. Calls Iranian Rhetoric "Intolerable"

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon promised to respond "firmly" to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's words deriding Israel. Mr. Ki-Moon called the verbal attacks "intolerable." An Israeli newspaper reported:

Ahmadinejad's remarks were broadcast on Iranian television on Wednesday, where he coined Israel a "filthy germ" and "savage beast" established by Western states in their bid to dominate Middle East nations.

The Iranian Foreign Minister added to the belicosity. Manouchehr Mottaki predicted the collapse of Israel. "The era of imposing policies on other states by military threats is over. The nations in the region will no longer surrender to any threats," he said.

I'm afraid, Mr. Ahmadinejad and Mr. Mottaki don't understand, the era of George W. Bush has 11 more months. Bush has a 19% approval rating. He has nothing to lose.

My guess is an Israeli guided missile enema is headed Iran's way in the near future. George will work hard to contain any blowback, Israeli P.M. Ehud Olmert and company might get. With the U.N. leadership promising a firm response to intolerable situation, Bush and Olmert might just get to roll the dice against risky Iran. Get your white flags ready, boys.