In December, David Irving was released from prison in Austria nearly 18 months prior to his scheduled release. Imprisoned for a crime not considered to be “criminal” in the United States, Irving served a little more than a year of the three-year sentence he had received for being a bigot, an anti-Semite and, most criminally, a denier of the Holocaust. His release was timed almost perfectly with the conclusion of the conference in support of Holocaust denial sponsored by the country of Iran under the leadership of elected president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad, who one year earlier had denied that the Holocaust ever occurred, followed up his statements by stating that Israel, a reference to Jewish peoples, should be “moved back to Europe.” Shortly thereafter he went so far as to say that Israel would be “wiped off the face of the earth.” Then Iran started gathering supplies to build nuclear weapons. Ahmadinejad, like Irving, is in serious need of a hug.