Friday, October 28, 2005


This past week Iranian President made a bold, idiotic statement calling for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Of course, this created a storm of protests across the globe, but my favorite is from Tony Blair. This is why I love this man. He is a stud.

Tony Blair for the first time held out the prospect of military action against Iran last night after it called for the destruction of Israel.

A furious British Prime Minister condemned comments from the hardline leader of an Islamic state the US claims is developing nuclear weapons of mass destruction.

Describing his "revulsion", and in terms reminiscent of the early build-up to the war on Iraq, a visibly angry Mr Blair said European countries would be holding talks with the US and other allies about a possible response.

He said Iran was making a "very big mistake" if it thought the world would ignore such comments because it was distracted by other events.

"To anybody in Europe knowing our history, when we hear statements like that made about Israel it makes us feel very angry, it's just completely wrong," he said. "And it indicates and underlines, I am afraid, how much some of those places need reform themselves."

Mr Blair made no direct reference to military action, which Britain had previously always insisted was not on the agenda.

"Ask yourself: A state like that, with an attitude like that, having a nuclear weapon?" he said.

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