So about just giving up Gaza, southern Lebanon, and pre-ceding the West Bank....y'know that power abhors a vacuum thing?
Iran since 1979 has been lucky in both the president at the birth of the revolutionary government, and the democratic party and it's will and it's perceived benefit at the ballot box ever since.
When we have a close, and important Obama adviser like Ret. Genl Merrill McPeak blaming Iran's behavior on George Bush, there is a big problem.
When we have former presidents unconsciously revealing their bigotry towards a religion AND against their fellow Americans by making cause with the reasonableness of Iran's paid whelps who said Jihad is the only solution, there is a major problem.
And here now is the man the (apparent) next democratic nominee for president wants to sit down with, yet remain perceived as strong....
Ahmadinejad: Israel to be 'swept away soon'
Tehran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Israel would "be soon swept away" from the Palestinian Territories by the Palestinians.
It is the second time within less than three years that the Iranian president predicted the eradication of the Jewish state.
The first time was in 2005 when Ahmadinejad hoped that Israel would be eradicated from the Middle East map. "This terrorist and criminal state is backed by foreign powers, but this regime would soon be swept away by the Palestinians," Ahmadinejad said in a press conference in Tehran.
Referring to worldwide celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Israel's foundation, he said that "it would be futile to hold a birthday ceremony for something which is already dead.""As far as the regional countries are concerned, this regime does not exist," Ahmadinejad added. The Iranian president said last week that the anniversary feasts could not save this "rotten and stinking corpse."Ahmadinejad caused international outrage in the past by hoping for the eradication of Israel, the relocation of the Jewish state to Europe or Alaska and questioning the historic dimensions of the Holocaust.
All one thing
Sheik Yazeeb Khader, a Ramallah-based Hamas political activist and editor, said militant groups across the Middle East are gaining power at the expense of U.S.-backed regimes, just as Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip from forces loyal to U.S.-backed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
"What happened in Gaza in 2007 is an achievement; now it is happening in 2008 in Lebanon. It's going to happen in 2009 in Jordan and it's going to happen in 2010 in Egypt,"
Who can blame them?