An Open letter to Johnny Isakson
February 23, 2015
Senator Johnny Isakson
120 Russell Senate Office Building
Dear Senator Isakson,
I could give you many reasons why it would be foolish and immoral to enter into a military conflict with
but I just want to point out one thing that I think you ought to know as you go
in to support Israel
on March third.
AHMADINEJAD DID NOT THREATEN TO WIPE
ISRAEL OFF THE MAP.[i]
Your friend Netanyahu is going to imply that if
Iran obtains a nuclear weapon he would use it to
destroy Israel. However, what Ahmadinejad actually said in
Farsi, his own language, in a speech on October 26, 2005 was, “This occupation
regime over Jerusalem
must vanish from the page of time.”
This sounds like a moral condemnation, not a physical threat.
So, as congress jumps up and down like puppets to cheer Mr. Netanyahu, at least know that as you do so, he is pulling your strings.
[i] See Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, Going to Tehran, Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran, (Metropolitan Books, New York, 2013) p.19 and Peter Oborne and David Morrison, A Dangerous Delusion, Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran, (Elliott and Thompson Limited, London, 2013) p. 79