This is just lunatic:
Israel has just embarked on a land invasion of the Gaza Strip after a week of aerial bombing. Gaza is bordered by Egypt, and was under Egyptian military control from 1949 through 1967. And yet in a startling rebuke to geography and recent history—and in testimony to the sheer power of audacity and of ideas—the mullahs in Teheran hold more sway in Gaza today than does the tired, Brezhnevite regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Gaza constitutes the western edge of Iran’s veritable new empire, cartographically akin to the ancient Persian one, that now stretches all the way to western Afghanistan, where Kabul holds no sway and which is under Iranian economic domination.
But it gels quite nicely with the virtual consensus among the political class that the biggest threat to stability in the Middle East is not Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land but rather…Iran.
One year Iraq is the big issue that needs to be dealt with immediately. The next year it’s Iran. Or some Iran-Syria nexus. Anywhere, anywhere, but Palestine.