Yesterday I reported that Iran's foreign minister said Israel must be "erased."
There are those who criticized me for bringing this up. They say I'm an alarmist. That Iran's leaders keep getting quoted out-of-context. Or their comments are mistranslated.
But this happens over and over and over and over again. If that's the reaction to their statements, then they must be getting frustrated that they aren't getting their message out.
Perhaps that's why, just one day later, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has come up with a variation of his original public statement about Israel's demise (that Israel would be wiped off the map), telling a group of foreign guests that Israel will soon "disappear off the geographical scene."
Remember this. Iran claims it has the capability to reach Israel with ballistic missiles. And the International Atomic Energy Agency says in a technical report that Iran has obtained the plans to turn its nuclear energy into a nuclear weapons program.
The evidence is mounting. Iran's openly admits that it wants to destroy Israel. That's enough for even Tehran's apologists to start acknowledging the grim reality and stop making excuses. The Iranian government is speaking for itself. It's time to take heed.