PaMonk likes to quote the Orwell comment to the effect that some ideas are so ridiculous only an intellectual could believe them. The Monk thinks Orwell had foreknowledge that a Chomsky and a Zinn would arise as influential professors in the West.
Evidently Orwell missed a class of persons to whom his observation would apply equally -- diplomats.
From today's Ha'Aretz, the largest newspaper in Israel, comes the delusional quote of the month, and it's only August 1. The speaker, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy. Remarking on France's condemnation of Israel's attacks against Hizb'Allah (an Iranian puppet) during a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister IN BEIRUT, Douste-Blazy said:
"It was clear that we could never accept a destabilization of Lebanon, which could lead to a destabilization of the region."
So who would help the French keep Lebanon "stable"?
"In the region there is of course a country such as Iran - a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region."
That's right: Iran is a great country that is a stabilizing force in the Middle East -- straight from the French Foreign Minister's mouth. The French are absolutely appalling.
HT: El Capitan