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Worse than Ahmadinejad?

Apparently, I’m the worst person in the world, according to MSNBC.
Of course, unlike what Keith Olbermann suggests, I was talking about the future, not now. And why, just why, it might be appropriate.
It’s very simple. Either the Islamic Republic of Iran acquires nuclear weapons – and no informed commentator has any doubt that it is trying to do so as fast as it can – thereby increasing dramatically the prospect of the world later being involved in a nuclear war in which countless millions would die. Or the Islamic Republic of Iran is stopped from getting nuclear weapons. (If Iran was not a fundamentalist Islamic republic it might be a different matter.)
The hatred for Bush and Cheney today is very reminiscent of the hatred for Churchill in the 1930s. Lets just hope we don’t have to have a world war before people realize that at least on this issue, Bush and Cheney were right.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.