Monday, October 1, 2007

Defense Department Official To British MPs -- "I hate all Iranians."

Here is a little story that is gaining traction in Europe. According to the SIMON WALTERS of The Mail,

Britsh MPs visiting the Pentagon to discuss America's stance on Iran and Iraq were shocked to be told by one of President Bush's senior women officials: "I hate all Iranians."
The official in question is Debra Cagan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Coalition Affairs to Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

The photo is said to be of Debra. It has been reprinted all over Europe. Don't you love the red leather dominatrix look? It must be all the rage among Bush/Cheney supporters this season. The Iron Cross makes a wonderful fashion accessory. A swastika would have been so gouache.

Are they so drunk with power in the Bush administration that they have simply abandoned all semblance of diplomacy? How about commonsense? While I fault Debra for making such an asinine statement, I am more angry with anyone who would put her in a position of responsibility in the first place. What were they thinking.