Friday, January 11, 2008

When the Saber-Rattling is the Mullahs', It Is Made Light of by Le Monde's Pancho

What would happen if Dubya made what could be called threatening, provocative measures (in the Arabian Sea or elsewhere)? Remember his simply mentioning the Axis of Evil? Wouldn't there be outrage? The left, American and European (not least Pancho himself) would go berserk.



As it happens, t'is Tehran doing the saber-rattling (and much more seriously than just in speeches). And when it's Iran's mullahs doing so, it is considered nothing to be afraid of, it is made light of, almost like a game; au contraire: it's nothing worse than tweaking the nose of the abominable hyperpower…