Thursday, December 16, 2010

Apologies, Apologies - and a Question

Before anything else, I must apologize to Jullian Assange for identifying him as a Swede, and to Liu Xiaobo for identifying him as a ‘Chinaman’.  The first occured because Mr. Assange looks Swedish and doesn’t have an Australian accent.  Although I KNOW as well as anyone, that he’s Australian, the idea for the blog came to me as I was waking up, and somehow the half-asleep picture stuck.  As for Mr Xiaobo, I had no idea the word Chinamen was politically incorrect. Using the word ‘Chinese’ as a noun just doesn’t sound right to me, but I will henceforth.

Now that I have that embarrassing incident behind me, I have only one comment to make today and that is: Will not removing nuclear sanctions imposed on Iraq after its invasion of Kuwait be invoked by Iran to justify its on position on nuclear research for peaceful means?

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