Recent strong anti-Israel statements by President Ahmadinejad are not constructive and have increased the opposition in some quarters of the United States to negotiating with Iran.

That’s according to a statement from the American Friends Service Committee. According to the AFSC Web site, said statement was supposed to “address the issues of Iran’s nuclear program and President Ahmadinejad’s recent comments.” The sentence above is the only reference to Ahmadinejad’s ravings, which as recently as last month included this gem:

The pretext (Holocaust) for the creation of the Zionist regime (Israel) is false … It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim.

Yeah, I’d say that was “not constructive.”