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09/30/2007 12:24 PM ID: 65240 Permalink   

Top Bush Aide Tells UK MPs "I Hate All Iranians"

 

Debra Cagan, an adviser to Bush on foreign policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs has told visiting UK MPs that she hates all Iranians and accused Britain of "dismantling" the coalition by withdrawing from Basra prematurely.

"She seemed more keen on saying she didn't like Iranians than that the US had no plans to attack Iran. She did say there were no plans for an attack but the tone did not fit the words," said one of the MPs.

The Pentagon has denied that the statement was made but of the six British MPs present when the comment was made three confirmed they heard the statement as reported, two were uncontactable and one wouldn't comment on the matter.

 
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  Is this not..  
 
Raciest, or are Iranians not human, is there something I have missed here???

If racism is illegal for the every day person as it is here in UK why have they got someone like this in government.
 
  by: captainJane     09/30/2007 12:45 PM     
  @captainJane  
 
"why have they got someone like this in government."

because she swallows the propaganda without question & tows their bullshit line.

It is really scarey that there is such biggotted idiots in places of authority
 
  by: acrux   09/30/2007 12:54 PM     
  So?  
 
What is there to love?
 
  by: walter3ca   09/30/2007 03:10 PM     
  @walter  
 
What is there to hate?

I don't love very many people, but I hate even fewer.
 
  by: erasedgod   09/30/2007 09:42 PM     
  Send her to Iran  
 
This woman needs to be beaten with a shoe.
 
  by: Mister crank     10/01/2007 03:38 AM     
  What  
 
she said under UK law constitutes inciting racial hatred. This is a criminal offence.

Why the hell (given so many witnesses) has this woman not been arrested and charged?

Have the weak-kneed UK authorities just admitted that because she's an American government representative she's above the law?

That said, she probably has diplomatic immunity with her position. It's still a crime though.
 
  by: Maxx20     10/01/2007 10:43 AM     
  @Maxx20  
 
If you read the article you'll see it states "has told visiting UK MPs", they were visiting the Pentagon. They can't arrest her.

@Mister crank
Agree, with a big boot, similar to when the Simpsons goto Australia.
 
  by: qhobbes   10/01/2007 12:04 PM     
  Oops  
 
Sorry, yes, should have read the source. The US must have laws against such blatant racism though? Surely?
 
  by: Maxx20     10/01/2007 12:28 PM     
  Tone?  
 
Her job is to keep the coalition of the willing, willing, Iran is trying to break said coalition.

Did she mean she personaly wants to eviscerate every Iranian or that the Iranians are making her job difficult.

Also, not a fan of confidential witnesses.
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     10/01/2007 12:38 PM     
  ha  
 
you forgot poland
 
  by: ManilaRyce     10/01/2007 12:58 PM     
  btw  
 
she did say "all" iranians. if you're looking for a racist nuclear power intent on "wiping" another country off the map, there it is.
 
  by: ManilaRyce     10/01/2007 01:00 PM     
  @maxx  
 
It is a thoroughly detestable thing to say, but here in the US it is protected speech. It is bigoted and disgusting, but restricting speech is a slippery slope.

Only certain things are 'illegal' to say, and only then in certain, specific contexts.

Anyhow, I prefer to know that those who are not racist behave that way because it's the proper way to behave - rather than being nice simply to avoid prison or other social ramifications.
 
  by: winterblade   10/01/2007 02:13 PM     
  @winterblade  
 
I'm in agreement in so much as to say that freedom of speech must be protected to the greatest degree. However, I fear that went out in the US when they started putting the names of anyone involved in anti-government (policy) protests on no-fly lists.

Slippery slope - agreed (use UK as a case study, we can barely say anything).

People not being racist because it's the wrong thing to do; agreed, use the UK as a case study again, it's all underground here and breeds dangerous ideology and hatred.

Perhaps condemnation from her peers would suffice, however, I do think it's important that a government send a message that this sort of thing isn't acceptable. If they do nothing, people may see this woman as an example and follow.
 
  by: Maxx20     10/01/2007 02:46 PM     
  According to the myth...  
 
Which has very specific and pseudo-scientific rules, "Iranian" is not a race. Therefore, this cannot qualify as racism. On the other hand, it is interesting that a person in this country can say such a thing and be called to the table about her comments and no fatwa being called on the those who do the calling.

Though i do understand this: nationalism tends to be racist... therefore only certain groups are allowed to play a role in the nation. Everyone else is displaced, excluded, or killed.
 
  by: mexicanrevolution   10/01/2007 08:47 PM     
 
 
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