Tuesday, March 27, 2012

While Rome burned?

""One could similarly ask what Mrs Netanyahu was doing while her husband's army attacked defenseless Palestinians in Gaza, or whether the Obamas were serving lavish dinners while US troops strafed civilian homes in Afghanistan. What kind of music were they playing as Afghan children were dying? Should we dissect every song they played to find clues to the nature of Obama's foreign policy, which has destroyed the lives of numerous people, just as some reporters are now doing with the songs that Al-Assad listens to?" (thanks Nir)

PS I am sick and tired telling people that the story that Nero fiddled while Rome burned is a historical myth, just as the story that Marie Antoinette told the people to eat cake.  I don't have time to tell you the whole true story but you can look them up.  Nero may have left his residence to help put down the fire in fact.