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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The War on Irrationality – Part II

Irrationality watch: Following in a long line of irrational Islamofascist leaders, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared today that the Holocaust is a myth. According to Reuters, he stated, “"They have fabricated a legend under the name 'Massacre of the Jews', and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves." He addressed a cheering crowd in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

As is the case with all irrational thinking, Ahmadinejad exhibits a complete disregard for the facts and is blinded by a (religiously inspired) hatred that warps his thinking. He is also political leader of a government that is trying very hard to develop nuclear weapons.

In an earlier post I noted that irrationality is the square root of all evil. With this most recent statement by its leader, Iran takes another step in its journey into full membership among nations who represent a clear and present danger to the civilized world.

What to do? There are no easy answers here.

Half-hearted condemnation by the UN and the European community does nothing to change the rhetoric or the facts on the ground -- in fact, it could be argued that like a spoiled child, Ahmadinejah revels in the attention his idiocy generates. Somehow, in his delusional mind, he views this attention as a sign that Iran is now a “playa” in the international scene.

Negotiation does little to help. The EU has been trying to dissuade Iran from the nuclear path for more than two years. They are being played by people who place no value in commitments and less value in the truth.

Force? It’s certainly worthy of consideration, but not yet. The problems we’ve experienced in Iraq make pre-emptive intervention politically impossible. Also, “analysts” stress that the majority of Iranians do not agree with their Islamofascist leaders. An attack might cause moderate Iranians to back people they now despise.

So we wait as the square root gets larger and the evil that it will precipitate hides in the shadows.