I admit that initially I was skeptical. I didn't think it was possible - even for Mr. Hope and Change - for Barack Obama's new tone to effectively bring all our mortal enemies in the world to the bargaining table for a rousing rendition of Kumbaya.
When he went on his Apologize-for-America World Tour, I criticized him. When he handed out reset buttons and constantly blamed his predecessor for causing all the aggression and anger directed towards us, I scoffed. When he lectured that our invasion of Iraq is what precipitated the rise of global terror, I berated his position.
But I am man enough to admit when I'm wrong. And with results like this, there's just no arguing with reality:
Iran's president Sunday called for U.S. leaders to be "buried" in response to what he says are American threats of military attack against Tehran's nuclear program.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he went a step further using a deeply offensive insult in response to U.S. statements that the military option against Iran is still on the table.
"May the undertaker bury you, your table and your body, which has soiled the world," he said using language in Iran reserved for hated enemies.
Compelling results, as always, from the strategy of appeasement.