Saturday, August 05, 2006
Did Scott Simon Really Say That
Covering the Israeli assault on Lebanon, Ivan Watson is describing the intentional destruction of several hundred small fishing boats at a pier in Beruit. Watson mentions that the fishermen who make about $600 a month were looking at their strafed and destroyed boats and joking that they were "Hezbollah aircraft carriers!" I guess Scott Simon didn't get the joke and asks--in all seriousness--" I suppose the Israelis were worried that small boats can in fact be used to transport missiles in and out."