September 16, 2012
Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran is in the 'Red Zone'..
"I think Iran is very different. They put their zealotry above their survival. They have suicide bombers all over the place– I wouldn’t rely on their rationality. Since the advent of nuclear weapons, you had countries that had access [that] always made a careful calculation of costs and benefits. But Iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. It’s the same fanaticism that you see swarming your embassies…You want these fanatics to have nuclear weapons?Gregory then went on Twitter to apologize for his "use of words". Note how he used Jew/Jewish in "lower case jew/jewish":
Didn't mean to imply all jews believe he represents them.— David Gregory (@davidgregory) September 16, 2012
This am I called Israeli PM the leader of the jewish ppl. Better to say he's leader of jewish state. (More)— David Gregory (@davidgregory) September 16, 2012
He apologized for offending whomever only to offend again.
“I mean I heard some people suggest, David– I actually read this in the American press– they said, ‘Well, you know, if you take action, that’s a lot worse than having Iran with nuclear weapons.’ Some have even said that Iran with nuclear weapons would stabilize the Middle East…I think the people who say this have set a new standard for human stupidity.”Cue the lower case "jew/jewish" in Gregory's "non-apology".
Update: This is why he apologized:
That you owe us all an apology...as usual...but "leader of the Jewish people" -- ugh.That was putrid.@davidgregory— RisingHegemon (@RisingHegemon) September 16, 2012