Conservatives have become surprisingly charitable about two of history's greatest mass murderers.
At a meeting with reporters last week, President Bush said that "if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing [Iran] from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon." These were not the barbs of some neoconservative crank or sidelined politician looking for publicity. This was the president of the
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Here is the reality.
When the relatively moderate Mohammed Khatami was elected president in
In a speech last week, Rudy Giuliani said that while the
If I had to choose whom to describe as a madman,
We're on a path to irreversible confrontation with a country we know almost nothing about. The
The one time we seriously negotiated with
Last year, the Princeton scholar, Bernard Lewis, a close adviser to Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal predicting that on Aug. 22, 2006, President Ahmadinejad was going to end the world. The date, he explained, "is the night when many Muslims commemorate the night flight of the Prophet Muhammad on the winged horse Buraq, first to 'the farthest mosque,' usually identified with Jerusalem, and then to heaven and back. This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of
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