The Rosett Report

Gee, That's a Tough One

Obama must choose — Israel or Iran,” is the gist of the latest message from Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to today’s Jerusalem Post.

Ahmadinejad’s actual words, as quoted by Iranian state media, and translated into English in the Jerusalem Post, were: “The support of both Israel and Iran can’t go hand in hand… No change is made unless great choices are made.”

What’s interesting here is not that Ahmadinejad would be issuing swaggering ultimatums to Obama, but the assumption by Ahmadinejad that Obama would be open in any way giving to “support” to an Iran ruled by the likes of Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the rest of the messianic thugs who bestride what was once Persia — now officially a land of no homosexuals and no usury; and slightly less officially a land of terrorist training camps, prison torture, murdered dissidents, juvenile executions, an illicit nuclear bomb program and the origin of the Francop cargo vessel’s recently confiscated shipment of 500 tons of arms bound for the terrorists of Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Surely it’s a joke even to suggest that any American president would support this gang. Or has Obama by now offered them so many rounds of “mutual respect” that Ahmadinejad thinks he really does have a blank check from the White House?