You go to war with the celebrity allies you have.

But it seems like these people are protesting the war, not protesting the troops.

I don’t see the difference. Aid and comfort to the enemy is when you do it through media and there are big headlines like “We’ve Lost the War” and things like that. What makes you think that any graduate of any madrassa in the Middle East doesn’t blow that up? In other words, make a big copy of it and show it to everybody.

So someone like Sean Penn for instance … you don’t support what he’s doing?

Oh, I think he’s the enemy of Western civilization…

Sean Penn and I are exactly alike, we just see danger in different degrees of distance. It’s a distance philosophy, and it goes something like this: If there’s a guy with a gun a mile away, I think it’s the same thing as if that gun is pointed right at my head. We don’t want to die by some madman’s hand. The difference is, I’m very proactive and want to take that guy out before he becomes a menace. In other words, I do think there’s a military option with Iran…

In terms of this Republican administration, some views about stem cell research, gay rights, separation of church and state, and on and on—I don’t agree with any of them. But you can worry about the trees and the environment and gas emissions later. Right now there’s a bigger problem, and it’s a guy who doesn’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat; he wants to blow himself up and take you out. That’s the problem. I think racially profiling anybody from the Middle East … the Swiss have been good this year, and as an Israeli, I want you to look at me first. I want you to search my anal cavity and look at my tax records.