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Ahmedinejad stands on American soil, threatens war with America

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ABC News:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad warned the Obama administration today that if Iran’s nuclear facilities are attacked, the U.S. will face a war that “would know no boundaries.”

The Iranian president, who is in New York for the annual meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, spoke at a breakfast meeting with reporters and editors at Manhattan’s Warwick Hotel.

“Why, yes, I would adore another cup of coffee. These cinnamon rolls don’t have nuts, do they? I’m allergic. Oh, and Death to America!”

What else did everybody’s favorite Holocaust-denying psychopath have to say for himself?

Asked about the possibility of a U.S.-supported Israeli air strike against Iran, the fiery Iranian leader said an attack would be considered an act of war, and suggested the U.S. is unprepared for the consequences. Such a war “would know no boundaries,” Ahmedinejad said. “War is not just bombs.”

Why is everybody so worried about this cuddly little snugglemuffin getting a nuke?

One guy who’s definitely not worried about terrorist attacks is, um, the one guy in the United States whose job is to worry about terrorist attacks. Today WaPo gives us a sneak peek at Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars, and there’s this lovely little tidbit (emphasis mine):

Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.”

Oh. Okay. See, after listening to Obama for the last few years, I thought the U.S. was a big mess before he came along to fix everything. But I guess we were doing okay after all. (Well, except for all those violent teabaggers, who will probably become violent any second now because they’re so violent.)

So, he’ll try to stop it from happening. But, y’know, what can ya do? Walk it off, America.

We can “absorb” another 9/11. This from the guy who can’t even handle a joke about his ears.

P.S. Ace of Spades: “This is a meme that has been circulating on the left for quite a while, usually secretly and among themselves only, but sometimes, ill-advisedly, being pushed out into public as a trial balloon. The idea, of course, is that America overreacted to 9/11, and 50,000 people die every year in car crashes, and we don’t freak out about that, do we? No, we accept these as acceptable losses in the bigger picture (that is, we want to drive places) and we take the exchange… They will spin this, but this is what Obama is getting at, what the left is constantly saying, but which leftist politicians are careful never to say publicly: for the good of relations with the Muslim world, we’re just going to have to be mature about mass murder.”

P.P.S. Jim Geraghty on this administration’s priorities: “Runaway debt? There’s a commission working on that. Iran’s nuclear program? Nothing pressing. But Cambridge cops arresting somebody Obama knows, or Glenn Beck rallies, or Joe Barton apologizing to BP officials — then this White House goes to red alert and all hands to battle stations.”

P.P.P.S. Donald Douglas: “It’s a fascinating thing in politics and culture when the sexist remarks of the Democratic Senate Majority Leader get bigger buzz-play than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threats of an epic holocaust against the United States.”

Jim Treacher