In May 2006, Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, delivered an 18-page letter to President Bush that criticized U.S. foreign policy. The letter, which was the first official diplomatic correspondence between the two countries in 27 years, failed to address the current issue between the two nations and seemed to be more of a spiritual epistle. The letter was deemed by some Middle East experts to bear a close resemblance to letters sent by the Prophet Muhammad to his enemies prior to engaging them in battle. The origins for such letters are in the Koran and follow the dictate of asking for conversion or capitulation (Dhimmitude). If neither option is accepted then the letters warn of total destruction. see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/08/AR2006050800141.html
This letter from Ahmadinejad has been dismissed by the administration and the press. However, it has not been forgotten by the Iranian President. Mike Wallace. 0f 60 Minutes fame, recently slepped over to Tehran to interview ole Ahmadinejad, who brings up the letter again. He tells Mikey, in regard to the letter to Bush, "But please give him this message, sir: Those who refuse to accept an invitation will not have a good ending or fate." see http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/09/60minutes/main1879867.shtml
Now couple this with Iran's involvement with Hezbollah and the continued attempts by jihadist to attack our airlines. What part of "I want you dead" do people not get?