Geoffrey Wheatcroft on Tony Blair
Geoffrey Wheatcroft writes consistently well-informed and well-written columns in the British press. This one is no exception.
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Mark Brady - 8/31/2006
Did you mean to post this comment here? May we assume you intended to comment on my previous post on President Ahmadinejad?
Max Schwing - 8/30/2006
Even if the wording was wrong, his intent and his message were still clear. It doesn't matter if he cited Khomeini, it does matter that he chose this particular out-of-context quote.
It reminds me of how journalists in Europe dealt with Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" and subsequently with Hitler's choice of words when he was consolidating his rulership. They just neglected it or said most people misinterpret him and he is not that evil, he certainly wouldn't risk a war...
Even if you look at the other examples, I am not convinced, because they are milder in form, but still point to the same result: Israel must vanish.