Watching the news for the umpteenth time today, makes it hard not to become exasperated. With the Iran hostage situation in particular… The posturing and the propaganda. (On both sides, I add)
It does of course raise a lot of interesting points, some more valid than others, such as the comparison with illegal detention of foreign subjects in Guantanamo Bay. Or the argument that British troops shouldn’t have been in Iraq in the first place.
This however doesn’t take away the fact that Ahmadinejad essentially is a puny man.
And he behaves like he’s even smaller.
It’s pitiful really, as he’s obviously got issues, but his disagreeable manner cancels out any sympathetic tingle you might have felt.
The foreign secretary makes sure she’s not overlooked in the commotion, by saying that David Miliband would be reduced to a human sacrifice if he decided to run against her Gordon in the Labour leadership election.