Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not say Israel to be "wiped off the map.this quote is a mistranslation that is being used to justify an attack on Iran for political purpose.He said "the occupation regime over Israel must vanish from the pages of time".Ahmadinejad was simply phrasing Khomeini, who years ago said that Israel "must vanish from the pages of time".Both were speaking of regime change,not extermination;and neither Khomeini nor Ahmadinejad came close to suggesting that Iran itself was threatening the existence of Israel or even pursuing regime change in Jerusalem.But the quote, mistranslated was a handy instrument of demonization and threat inflation.The mainstream media pretends that he exercises real power over the Iranian armed forces and foreign polivy which he does not- this power belongs to Iran's supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseini Khamenei who declared a fatwa on nuclear arms.Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa saying the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons was forbidden under Islam. The fatwa was cited in an official statement by the Iranian government at an August 2005 meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.
wrong Iraq attacked Iran under support of the us and Britain under Saddam Hussein.Iran acted in self-defense.research more into Iraq-Iran conflict.
Now, it'd be foolish to go to war with Iran, but their president is not a good person by any means. He truly should not be defended here, or by anyone who is not a Fundamentalist, far-right Muslim. I beleive that, if not for 9/11, the Christian right would have found common ground with these people Rabbitxhampster (talk) 01:48, 4 December 2010 (UTC)