We can complain all we want about President Bushs’ penchant for invading other countries to grab oil… but at least he does it under the pretense of removing a dangerous dictator.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the other hand… is all about the exagerated and frankly dangerous rhetoric.
Saying things like (thank JaneM):
“Israel must be wiped off the map”.
or calling for “the annihilation of the Zionist regime”
None of this beating around the Bush crap (pun intended)! Lets just say what we feel. Ahhh.. I feel liberated somehow. Strangely free from my inhibitions. Thanks Mahmoud.. you’ve made my day.
Sillyness aside. This is not the sort of thing you want to hear from a nation poised to develop a nuclear bomb… nor the nation who currently holds a very large portion of the worlds oil within its’ borders.
As Peak Oil finally takes hold, we are going to want *friendly* states dolling out the last of our most precious of resources… if only to soften the blow… an openly hostile Iran ain’t going to make it any easier.