"What the President and his senior advisors are missing — and what I explain in detail in the new book — is that the leaders of Iran have already made their choice. They believe the end of the world is at hand, that the Islamic Messiah’s arrival is 'imminent,' and that the way to hasten the coming of the 'Mahdi' or the 'Twelfth Imam' is to annihilate Israel and the United States and destroy Judeo-Christian civilization as we know it. They fear the fires of hell if they 'disobey' what they believe Allah has told them to do. The sooner Washington understands that, the sooner they can begin coming to grips with the fact that the regime in Tehran today is far more dangerous than the one we faced thirty years ago this spring when the Ayatollah Khomeini rose to power and we severed all diplomatic ties."
- Joel Rosenberg