Douste-Blazy back down to earth.

(Update to this) It seems Douste-Blazy had some sense knocked into him. By the evil gnome himself no less. The latter expressed his warm, fuzzy feeling towards Israel at the emergency meeting of the OIC in Malaysia:
Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented
How's that for 'stabilizing force'? Anyway, all of this moved the Jerusalem Post to observe and record DB's shock and dismay:
Days after calling Iran a "stabilizing" force in the Middle East, French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy issued a statement harshly criticizing Iran's call on Thursday to destroy Israel.

"I totally condemn these words," Douste-Blazy said on France-Inter radio, in response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement Thursday that the solution to the current Middle East crisis was to destroy Israel.

(...)

The words are "absolutely unacceptable on anyone's part, especially from a head of state," Douste-Blazy said.

Douste-Blazy said that the crisis had presented an opportunity for Iran to "show that it can play a positive and stabilizing role in the region," but added that Ahmadinejad's statement "confirmed that this is not the case."
To which one can realistically only respond with: Gee, d'ya think?

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