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Fireworks in Iran

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b139 (Published 28 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b139

Axis of evil

'"Axis of evil," my foot.'

During WW2 I am sure you could have met some very nice and charming
Germans.

Current Iranian foreign policy is to destroy a UN member state,
support terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas (one tactic of the
latter being to take their own children, strap and bomb around their torso
and send them off to murder - even the Nazis did not do that). Current
home policy includes executing homosexuals in public. It seems that Dr
Drife does not regard those as evil.

He, like many of the naïve BMJ editorial board and associates, cannot
distinguish between the normal average citizen, and the evil of the
governments they either elect (Nazi Germany) or have had thrust on them,
like Saddam's Iraq.

Yours faithfully

William D H Carey

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 March 2009
William D H Carey
physician
Kent