Quote of the Day

By Jeffrey Goldberg

"I strongly reject any threat by any [UN] member state to destroy another, or outrageous comments to deny historical facts such as the Holocaust. Claiming another UN member state does not have the right to exist or describe it in racist terms is not only utterly wrong but undermines the very principles we have all promised to uphold."

                                                              -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

It's not as if Ayatollah Khamenei will now change his mind on the matter of the Jewish right to national self-determination, but it's still good to hear this kind of language. Of course, if Iran ever tried to make operational its vision of Israel's eradication, the UN would do nothing effective to stop it.


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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/quote-of-the-day/261770/