Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Respect, Mr Olmert

From The Jerusalem Post

"We hope that India will try to civilize the Iranians," Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday.

Olmert was speaking to more than 30 Indian journalists, representing all major domestic media outlets, attending a press conference held several hours after an Israeli trade mission arrived in Mumbai.

I think, for sure, Mr Olmert could have shown a little respect for the Iranian people. Often, the problem with such comments is that they do not distinguish between the people and their governments that necessarily are not an ideal representation of their beliefs, especially in the case of Iran. After all, would it be fair to say that Israelis are barbaric given Sharon's track record in Lebanon?


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