Thursday, January 8, 2009

when in doubt, call your enemies Nazis

There's an old saying in debate classes nationwide that the first side to mention Hitler loses.

Today, that honor goes to... the Catholic Church!!! Today it's reported that Israel offered up predictably vitriolic condemnation after a high-ranking Vatican official compared Gaza to "a concentration camp."

You'd think the Vatican, fresh off its spat with Hollywood over Angels and Demons, would be a little less itching for controversy about now. But actually, they're not the first to make the comparison. The Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations called Gaza a concentration camp in a Security Council consultation on the Middle East a few months back, causing all the European and American deligations to walk out of the meeting.

Needless to say, none of this bodes well for the prospects of the Council passing a resolution on the situation in Gaza today.

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