In recent days, the American media has been obsessed with a talented, but drunkard actor/director, Mel Gibson who in a drunken stupor after being nailed for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge referred to the "fucking Jews" and went on a tirade about the "fucking Jews" being the cause of all wars. Yes, it is awful what he said, but that is for another posting.
What should be of more concern to Americans is the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or as Michael Medved (www.michaelmedved.com) refers to him as Ahmadiwhackjob.
He is the leader that the French foreign minister thinks the west can deal with.
To list all of his off the chain statements would take multiple postings, but his latest solution to the war in the mideast seems simple enough. An immediate cease fire. Where have we heard that before? But the long term solution to Mr. Amadinejad is the elimination of Israel. One can not make this stuff up.
The difference between Mr. Gibson, he is a loudmouth drunk at worst. He is not in charge of a nation, let alone his personal life at the moment. Mr. Ahmadiejad is the leader, or co-leader, of a growing nation that is restless to exert its rising power and sees a State of Israel as getting in the way of that. This is a leader who may within a short time be the triggerman of nuclear war when Iran develops nuclear weapons. This is the real threat to America and the west.
The troubling aspect is while President Bush maybe the only one that realizes the stakes in this showdown between Israel and Hezbollah, those around him are waffling.
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is waffling, but that is alas what a diplomat does.
Many of Mr. Bush's close aides and advisors are suggesting a phased in cease fire. A loss for Israel and the United States in the War Against Terror.
It is no secret that Mr. Ahmadinejad is pulling the strings of Hezbollah and Sheik Nasrallah, or nauseating. If the threat of Nasrallah to strike Tel Aviv is carried out, it will be from direct orders of Mr. Ahamdinejad and that will lead to "uncharted waters"
We must not lose sight of this.
Yes, Mel Gibson having such hostile feelings to Jews is troubling, but having a real anti-Semite in charge of a nation, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a recipe for real trouble and serious consequences for the United States