I am deeply disturbed that so many of our leaders, from both parties, believe the fabricated "wipe Israel off the map" quote that has become the mantra of the neocons, as they lie to America and the world
in an attempt to start yet another war.
"you can see both the MEMRI translation and Juan Cole's are virtually identical and make no mention of Israel being "wiped off the map".
Not only does our media keep chanting the fabricated "wipe Israel off the map" meme, but they ignore important news about Iran,
such as this recent meeting:
Aaron Glantz, OneWorld US Thu Mar 1, 3:11 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 1 (OneWorld) - A delegation of U.S. religious
leaders called Monday for Washington to negotiate with Tehran,
following the delegation's landmark two-and-a-half-hour meeting with
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
''It was a very cordial meeting,'' said Reverend Shanta Premawardhana
of the National Council of Churches, an ecumenical coalition that
includes more than 100,000 local congregations and 45 million people
in the United States.
Premawardhana said the Iranian president told the group of United Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist, Catholic, Evangelical, Quaker, and Mennonite leaders that Iran has no intention to acquire or use nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad also said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be solved through political--not military--means.
''The Iranian government has already built a bridge toward the
American people by inviting our delegation to come to Iran,'' the
religious leaders said in a statement. ''We ask the U.S. government to
welcome a similar delegation of Iranian religious leaders to the