Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Well, not only was John Derbyshire wrong about how captured soldiers ought to behave and about what is good about British civilization -- he was also wrong about the spirit of the British sailors captured by Iran after it committed a still-unavenged act of war.
GUTSY Faye Turney turned the tables on Iranian tyrant Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he freed her in front of TV cameras -- making him SQUIRM.I recall, when hearing that this piece of horse-Mohammed upbraided Britain for deploying a mother, just wishing that someone would have the cajones to say something to the effect of, "Well, if it weren't for people like you, Britain wouldn't need to do so." This is, in effect, what Turney did. See the link for video footage.
She was the first of the 15 hostages ushered forward during the cynical stunt in the madman's own Tehran palace garden.
As Faye stood in front of bearded Ahmadinejad he asked her through a translator: "How is your daughter?"
Faye fumed in response: "I don't know, Mr President, I haven't seen her for 13 days -- remember?"
Apparently, Faye Turney was the better man during that exchange. Sadly, the very fact that Tehran has not been flattened yet, and that Ahmadinejad remains alive at all and worse, in power, is testimony to the fact that our own leaders are sissies even in comparison to him.
Derbyshire would have done better to aim higher up in the British hierarchy when choosing to complain about spinelessness among the British.