"I think Iran is bound for nuclear weaponry...if they get it there is every chance they will use it against Israel..."
"...Israel must consider the military option."
"Bush a true and trusted friend."
"Israel has never threatened any country with destruction..."
"the Iranians on the other hand...have been threatening Israel with destruction for the past few years."
Iran is "driven by religious fanaticism."
"Iranian regime is completely different...these people are not rational by our lights."
"[the Iranians] look offensively and aggressively at places like Israel...want to destroy it..they say that every day."
To his credit Siegel mentions Israel's nuclear arsenal, but he never mentions that Iran has not attacked or threatened to launch an offensive military attack on any state for over a hundred years. And of course, Siegle never mentions that Israel has a history of invading and (as in the 2006 invasion of Lebanon) trying to destroy sovereign states. He doesn't mention that much of Israel's occupation and annexation is driven by religious fanaticism. Siegel also doesn't challenge the idea of Iran being completely irrational: he could have noted that Iran has actually behaved quite rationally for the last several years - it's manuevering in Iraq would have been an excellent case in point where it has played its political hand in a very rational manner or he might have mentioned Iran's willingness to accept a two state solution if Palestinians approve it.