Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Senators shown disturbing graphic discovered by this blog

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Subcommittee Hearings
Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security

Title: Iran: Teheran's Nuclear Recklessness and the U.S. Response -- The Experts' Perspective

Date: 11/15/05
Time (EST): 3:00 PM
Place: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 342

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the relationship between Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and its status as a state-sponsor of terrorism.

The Honorable Rick Santorum

United States Senate

Witnesses Testimony

Panel 1

The Honorable Newt Gingrich [View PDF] , Co-Chair, Task Force on the United Nations , United States Institute of Peace

The Honorable Alfonse D'Amato [View PDF] , Former United States Senator (New York)

The Honorable R. James Woolsey [View PDF] , Former Director of Central Intelligence , Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Panel 2

Dr. Gary S. Samore [View PDF] , Vice President , Program on Global Security and Sustainability, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Mr. Ray Takeyh [View PDF] , Senior Fellow, Middle East Studies , Council on Foreign Relations

Mr. Ilan Berman [View PDF] , Vice President for Policy , American Foreign Policy Council

Our blog provided several graphics used at the hearing. Newt Gingrich, and James Woolsey brought with them an enlarged version of the graphic used at the "World without Zionism" conference, where Ahmadinejad made his infamous statements about wiping Israel off the face of the map. The graphics and a more complete translation of his speech make it painfully obvious that Ahmadinejah is seeking "a world without America" as well. Several of those testifying before the Senate specifically referenced the the graphic to illustrate this point. It's good to know that others are taking note of our work.

Read the testimony. They are taking the threat seriously and it was reported well received.