Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, November 07, 2005

If it walks like a genocidal talk, and quacks like a genocidal duck....

Gosh, I wish that I could write the way Mark Steyn does. Here he is on Iran's recently little "misspeak" about annihilating Israel:

[W]e now have a chance to go through the whole rigmarole with another four-letter Middle Eastern Muslim country beginning with the letters 'I-r-a.' Same great runaround, new closing consonant. President Ahmadinejad made his wiping-off-the-map remarks during a conference called 'A World Without Zionism,' so it seems unlikely this was one of those subtle nuances lost in translation. Furthermore, in the final round of last June's presidential election, both candidates were eager to annihilate the Zionist Entity — Mr. Ahmadinejad's opponent, Hashemi Rafsanjani, having declared that Israel is 'the most hideous occurrence in history' which the Muslim world 'will vomit out from its midst' with 'a single atomic bomb.' So wiping Israel off the map would appear to be one of those rare points of bipartisan consensus, as unexceptional as coming out in favor of motherhood and apple pie.
And here's my dirty little secret. This link will take you to a teaser at National Review Online. If you want to read the rest of the article, you have to have a subscription to NRO. But, heck, it's only about $20.00 per year, and at that price, it's more than worth it, especially if you're a news junkie, as I am.