"Mad Mullahs" for Truth

Published December 15, 2004 3:20PM (EST)

Jerome Corsi isn't resting on his laurels after successfully tainting John Kerry's good name and war record in the eyes of who knows how many American voters. No, Corsi has already found himself another mission: preparing America for war with Iran.

From the Los Angeles Times: "The world cannot tolerate the potential that these mad mullahs would have a deliverable nuclear weapon, even one, secretly developed," Corsi said in a recent interview. "They might just launch on Tel Aviv. The moment the world intelligence community becomes convinced that could happen, either the U.S. alone or the U.S. plus Israel or Israel alone will seriously contemplate a preemptive strike, and I'd be in favor of it."

Will cable cover this Corsi campaign as obsessively as the Swift Boat operation, or are the pundits and talking heads finished with this guy now that there aren't any presidential candidates to take down? We're guessing no one cares what Corsi thinks about Iran, but we also never thought anyone would believe that Swift Boat stuff was true. Stay tuned.

Update: And yes, this is the same Jerome Corsi who once contributed the following to the discourse: "Islam is like a virus -- it affects the mind -- maybe even better as an analogy -- it is a cancer that destroys the body it infects. A throwback, Medieval, anti-modern, anti-science, anti-knowledge doctrine. Then too, Islam is a peaceful religion only so long as the women are beaten, the boys buggered, and the infidels killed. Worthless. No doctor would hesitate to eliminate cancer cells from the body." More where that came from.

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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