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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Historians Say...

It had to come to this. That a reporter would take the rules of media treatment of subjects so far as to suggest that everything is subject to interpretation.

Iran's president questions Holocaust - Yahoo! News

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday expressed doubt the Holocaust took place and suggested the Jewish state of Israel be moved to Europe.

Historians say six million Jews were killed at the hands of Germany's 1933-1945 Nazi regime. Ahmadinejad's remarks drew swift rebukes from Israel and Washington.

Historians might say that the Civil War was fought over economic reasons. They might say that the German people had a willingness to do Hitler's work. But historians don't say it is Monday when it is Monday or that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. These are facts and they speak for themselves.


Good point.
Reminds me of that Ronald Radosh book I read where I asked myself all through it why he wasn't talking about how bad communism is.

He basically answered my question toward the end of the book with a "well, duh!"

To restate the fact out in the open makes it seem as if it's open to debate.

By Blogger Evil Sandmich, at 1:11 PM  

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