Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Governor General Koppel

Koppel weighs in on the British military personnel that Iran is holding prisoner. Here was the telling moment of Koppel's commentary:
"Either that or the British will dispatch an envoy to eat humble pie, apologize for the intrusion and get their people home again. It's humiliating and outrageous, but we're in no position to have another war in the Persian Gulf."
Hmmm...and did Koppel express any such indignation over the US seizure of Iranian officials in Baghdad in December or later in Irbil in January? I guess it's only "humiliating and outrageous" when the underlings do such things, but it's our right and prerogative -- and military punishment would be justified if only we were in a better position to act.


Liberality said...

I have been saying much the same to anyone around here who cares to discuss it. Most of the time, people seem to have forgotten about our government snatching their people or claim that when we do it it's for a good reason or that somehow it is different. Yeah, right.

Madam Inskeep said...

Or as Inskeep notes: "you say kidnap, we say detain."

What a tool.

Madam Dufarge said...

oops now there's a weird slip o' the mouse