Sunday, September 30, 2007

"I Hate all Iranians"

Debra Cagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, told a group of British Parliamentarians visiting the Pentagon:

"In any case, I hate all Iranians."

Debra Cagan is quite possibly the only Bush administration official who has had a moment of public honesty in the years that Bush has been in office.

When the Columbia Dispatch carried a cartoon showing all of Iran as a sewer from which cockroaches were pouring into neighboring countries, a few vocal Iranians echoed the claims of the paper's editor and defended it by saying: "oh, no, calm down, the cartoon is not saying that all Iranians are cockroaches, it is just saying that some Iranians are cockroaches."

I wonder how those types will try to justify a high ranking official's open expression of categorical hatred for all Iranians?