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Monday, July 02, 2007


Wiping "wiped off the map" from the pages of time

It was just a short while ago that the U.S. Congress voted to ask the U.N. to try Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for genocide for the alleged "wipe Israel off the face of the map" remark. But interestingly, and definitely unnoticed by me, a column at Antiwar.com documents how various news organizations have recently been retreating from that remark, and beun to acknowledge, if not their former errors, at least the existence of a controversy over the translation.

Not that that will make the slightest difference to the politicians and pundits who will repeat that claim until many more "pages of time" have been turned.

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