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A British online friend brought this to my attention and I thought I'd share it with you:

How Mark Steyn is missed in British newspapers. Here he is on The Axis of Evenhandedness:

There's a hoary old joke from a few years back in which the Secretary—General proposes that, in the interests of global peace and harmony, the world's soccer players should come together and form one United Nations global soccer team.

"Great idea," says his deputy. "Er, but who would we play?"
"Israel, of course."

I was listening to the radio the other day (not the BBC!) and heard some 'they're not terrorists, they're freedom fighters' academic moaning that the UN cease fire resolution was bad because it favoured Israel over Hezbollah. The statement was left hanging as if, self—evidently, such 'bias' would be wrong.

It didn't occur to the host to ask why there would be a problem — if it were true — if the UN favoured a sovereign state defending itself, over a terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of that state. 

Clarice Feldman   8 24 06

A British online friend brought this to my attention and I thought I'd share it with you:

How Mark Steyn is missed in British newspapers. Here he is on The Axis of Evenhandedness:

There's a hoary old joke from a few years back in which the Secretary—General proposes that, in the interests of global peace and harmony, the world's soccer players should come together and form one United Nations global soccer team.

"Great idea," says his deputy. "Er, but who would we play?"
"Israel, of course."

I was listening to the radio the other day (not the BBC!) and heard some 'they're not terrorists, they're freedom fighters' academic moaning that the UN cease fire resolution was bad because it favoured Israel over Hezbollah. The statement was left hanging as if, self—evidently, such 'bias' would be wrong.

It didn't occur to the host to ask why there would be a problem — if it were true — if the UN favoured a sovereign state defending itself, over a terrorist group dedicated to the destruction of that state. 

Clarice Feldman   8 24 06