Friday, May 02, 2003

But Aziz soldiered on. He was just explaining why the Iran-Iraq war was the most important issue in the Middle East when Rowland Evans, co-author of the famous Evans & Novak column, interrupted him. "You must not talk like that!" he lectured the startled Iraqi foreign minister. Evans instructed Aziz to tell the US government that the Arab-Israeli conflict was the Middle East's central issue and that the lack of peace was all Israel's fault.

Unaccustomed to being attacked for excessive softness on Israel, Aziz looked astonished....

No, but see, the media just wants to be even-handed about these things...


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