Leave the Nazis dead and buried

I generally agree with the comments by Muzzlewatch about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech in Geneva. Much of the talk was actually historically accurate and presented uncomfortable truths for the West and Israel in particular, but his Holocaust denial, aggression and defending of human rights was all a sick joke when one knows the reality in Iran itself.

My enemy’s enemy is not my friend.

However, do we seriously need this?

A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vicious anti-Israel speech at the UN racism conference in Geneva, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin warned of the dangers he posed in a letter to world parliamentarians, calling Ahmadinejad the second Adolph Hitler.

“This morning, in contrast to Remembrance Days of past years, we, the citizens of Israel, Jews all around the world and every man of conscience faced a new reality that we believed would never reoccur. A reality we had thought was no longer possible in a world that had experienced the horrors of the Second World War,” read the letter.

“73 years after the Berlin Olympics, yesterday the world witnessed the return of Adolf Hitler,” it continued. “This time he has a beard and speaks Persian. But the words are the same words and the aspirations are the same aspirations and the determination to find the weapons to achieve those aspirations is the same menacing determination. Unfortunately, just as at that shameful Olympic event, the world has again given him a platform.”

When will the Zionists let Hitler stay dead? Arafat was Hitler. Bin Laden was Hitler. Hamas and Hizbollah are Nazis. Now Ahmadinejad is Hitler.

Israel has cried wolf far too many times.

Mondoweiss has it right:

Should Israel be the only country discussed in an international anti-racism conference? No. (And this was never the case anyway.) Should Israel definitely be discussed in an international anti-racism conference? Yes!

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