What could have been his purpose? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gordon
    • 09.12.07 | 19:07 (IST)

    His audience laughed at him. As he knew they would. Only strange part is that he kept a straight face himself while spouting such drivel. But then, that's part of a politician's training: a non-politician would have had to put a napkin in front of his face to avoid showing his giggles. Presumably his words were intended for domestic American political purposes: keep the war drums beating softly so that when needed they can quickly be brought to a crescendo. Never let them fall mute. Otherwise peace might break out, to the dismay of him and his masters.

    from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran
    First published 00:00 08.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 08.12.07
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