The Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, says:
[It is] compassion and tolerance which characterize us."
His opposition number, Binyamin [‘Bibi’] Netanyahu, says:
"We grieve for every one of them [the many hundreds of Palestinian casualties in
But the Isreali foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, has assured the world that
"there is no humanitarian crisis in the [
So THAT’S alright, then.
These gems of humbug are easily outstripped, however, by the mercifully retiring
“the world respects
As Paul Craig Roberts - http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21755.htm
- sarcastically enquires, did he mean
The compassion of bombing a UN school for girls?
The compassion of herding 100 Palestinians into one house and then shelling it?
The compassion of bombing hospitals and mosques?
The compassion of depriving 1.5 million Palestinians of food, medicine, and energy?
The compassion of violently overthrowing the democratically elected Hamas government?
The compassion of blowing up the infrastructure of one of the poorest and most deprived people on earth?
The compassion of abstaining from a Security Council vote condemning these actions?
Will there ever be an end to this shameful Orwellian doublespeak?