A letter to Roger Cohen, unctuous, vile, Cohen:
You may recall that when you spoke at a symposium in Israel a short while ago, I asked from the floor whether we could treat your views on Israel as unbiased in view of your call for spanking Israel during that Doha debate. The motion before the debate was "This House believes Barack Obama is too weak to make peace in the Middle East". Phillip Weiss spoke for, and you spoke against, the motion ".
As you replied to me that you could not recall using those words, I quote from a verbatim transcript of the debate.
Well I think The United States has to take that adult [Israel] across its lap and give it a spanking. And he's not doing it.
Roger Cohen, would you agree with that?
I think that's what we're seeing, I think we're seeing that right now before our eyes. It might not be as severe a spanking as most people in the audience would like to see"
The complete transcript may be viewed on the BBC site.
It is interesting that although you and Weiss were on opposite sides, you found common ground in agreeing that Israel deserved a spanking.
Anyone got a cricket bat?
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