Amid the items in Impromptus today is one on Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt. He called on people to “nurse our children and our grandchildren on hatred” — of the Jews and Israel. For years, I and others have been saying that hatred is the “mother’s milk” of too many Arabs. And here is the leader of the most important Arab state saying, “Nurse! Nurse!”
Anyway, a reader of ours has quoted the presidential spokesman — the U.S. presidential spokesman — Jay Carney: “We believe that President Morsi should make clear that he respects people of all faiths and that this type of rhetoric is unacceptable in a democratic Egypt.”
Our reader says, “While we’re at it, can we demand that Castro clarify that he’s not a dictator”?