Iran Honors a Murderer

Samir Kantar arrived in Iran yesterday, where he will be honored by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a function in Tehran. You might not recognize Kantar’s name, but he is well known in the Middle East. He is best remembered for smashing a four-year-old girl’s head with a rifle butt during the course of a terrorist attack on Israel. Now released after close to 30 years in prison for murdering five Israelis, he is widely regarded as a hero.

Kantar reciprocates Ahmadinejad’s admiration:

Kantar arrived in Iran on Wednesday and expressed his gratitude to Tehran for its role in backing the Lebanese and Palestinian “resistance” to Israel.

“This country has played a crucial role in supporting the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance and I am here to express my deepest gratitude to this country,” Kantar told AFP.

He must be referring to Iran’s “support of terrorist organizations in the past” that Barack Obama talked about the other day.

Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, is demanding that Barack Obama apologize to Iran and make “fundamental” changes in American foreign policy as a condition of improving relations with the U.S. It’s remarkable, really, that it took Obama only nine days to get us into this position.

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