In 1966, John Lennon said:
"Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. ... We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first-rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me."
When his words were taken out of context, he was forced to apologize, and went on to say that if he had said television was bigger than Jesus, he'd have gotten away with it. What does that have to do with Iran?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that "This occupation regime over Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time." He also suggested it would go the way of the Soviet Union. But all we here is the Israeli-friendly MEMRI interpretation of Ahmadinejad's statement saying he will "wipe Israel off the map", an idiom that doesn't exist in Farsi. Once you take it out of the context of his original statement, it sounds very ominous, not like it was originally stated, another religious nutjob akin to Pat Robertson making predictions based on his particular belief system.
The recent changes in the Bush administration are believed to be brought on by a need to "darken" the Iran Intelligence Estimate. This leaves the swift boaters to push for an attack on Iran now, because the clock is ticking.
Bush is expected to ask for up to 40,000 more troops for his escalation, er, I mean, surge, in Iraq to stock troops as a prelude for an attack on Iran, which has been in the planning stages as a joint effort between US and Israeli forces.
The coming attack on Iran won't be good for anyone. The nuclear fallout will contanimate much of the region for years, much the way the use of depleted uranium in Iraq has done the same. That won't be good for the inhabitants of the region. And it won't serve American interests,as not only will our soldiers be killed, but Iran has anti-ship missiles (courtesy of Russia) that can block the Persian Gulf (which is the main trade route for the oil out of the region), preventing the free flow of Hummer juice to oil addicted Americans. The attack on Iran will only serve one party and one party alone, leaving Israel to be the only nuclear power in the region.