Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Free to Go
This is good news, all around. The Iranian president was even seen joking with the British Seebees, according to CNN News.
In London, British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed the release.
Addressing "the Iranian people," Blair added: "We bear you no ill will. On the contrary, we respect Iran as an ancient civilization . . . and the disagreements that we have with your government we wish to resolve peacefully through dialogue. I hope, as I've always hoped, that in the future we are able to do so."
This is not to condone the Iranian action since Howling Latina has no way of knowing whether the British violated Iranian sovereign territory or not but...suffice it to say that the world should temper its rush to demonize a country before all the FACTS are known. And yes, these words are especially directed to Quick-Draw-McBush and the right wing batwings.
History has shown that when the West demonizes a leader for the purpose of subsequently demonizing a nation, bad things happen. Like war; and the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides of the conflict.