Congress actually passed a resolution "Calling on the United Nations Security Council to charge Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter because of his calls for the destruction of the State of Israel." (Two congressmen had the moral fortitude to vote against it.)
Could you imagine what would happen if Iran called for the UN to charge Hillary Clinton for violating 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the United Nations Charter because of her calls for the destruction of the State of Iran?
Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier and a theocratic dictator so I don’t defend him, but I do, for the purposes of truth, liberty, and peace, emphasize that anytime a pundit or politician mentions Ahmadinejad’s comment they are not accurately translating what was said.
The real translation really called for the Israeli regime to vanish from the pages of time.
Even if Iran was threatening to wipe Israel off the map (as many Americans would like to believe), how can one excuse Clinton’s calls to obliterate a country or allow a major power to commit genocide and not excuse Iran’s leader for doing the same thing?
Better, how can one be against Ahmadinejad’s supposed call to eliminate Israel and nonchalantly be okay with Clinton’s pledge to allow Israel to “defend itself” or Obama’s call to just go in and attack a country whenever we think there might be terrorists there that don’t like us?
Well, coming on the heels of Clinton’s renewed pledge and just after Obama’s major speech to the Muslim World, Saudi Arabia wants the U.S. to follow up the speech with “tangible action” and apply “stronger pressure on Israel to accept a viable Palestinian state,” according to the Financial Times.
“The United States has the means to persuade the Israelis to work for a peaceful settlement,” Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, said in an interview with Newsweek, a US magazine. “It needs to tell them that if it is going to continue to help them, they must be reasonable and make reasonable concessions.”
On top of that, when asked if the U.S. should withhold aid to Israel to make this happen, Prince Saud said, “Why not? If you give aid to someone and they indiscriminately occupy other people’s lands, you bear some responsibility.”
Hmm. Makes sense to me. But, something tells me that Barack "There's Only One President at a Time" Obama will have a different take on the situation.