See, this would be an acceptable attitude Sirs, if you took the same position with other nations that question atrocities.
Yet, I've never seen you place Japan or Turkey in the same league with Iran. I've never seen you say "ARE WE SUPPOSED TO TALK TO THESE GUYS?" and have a picture of a Japanese Prime Minister or Turkish secular leaders.
Henny is right, of course, thought she left out a few countries. Holocaust denial is illegal in Poland, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Switzerland. The stiffest penalties can bring ten to twenty years of prison time.
I don't see you Sirs, discussing how nuts the mainstream government of Turkey is for denying the Armenian Genocide. This has been a point of contention for Turkey's entrance into the EU, which your president has promoted several times to the European leaders.
I don't see you demanding the diwthdrawal of our diplomats from Japan over their refusal to accept their role in the Rape of Nanking, one of the most well-documented atrocities in world history. Why do we talk with Japan?
I don't see you demanding the Croatian Government step up to the plate and admit to their massacres of the Serbians in World War II, in death camps just like those used on the Jews and Roma at the hands of the Nazis.
What about Indonesia and our own role in allowing the massacres in East Timor of hundreds of thousands of Timorese? Up to a third of the Christian population there. Have you tried to get the Indonesian government to admit the crimes and attempted to have the United States pay some reparations?
I didn't think so. I recognize false outrage when I see it. Just add Iran to the list of lousy governments in world history, but don't pretend that it helps you make your case. Your outrage is selective and honestly, using the Holocaust to make your political arguments is no better than what those Iranian "scholars" are doing. In fact, it is very much the same thing.