MICHAEL MORRIS: Pragmatism trumps idealist’s rage in times of bloodshed
Strong words may be needed but there are risks of heartfelt fury having an immediate influence on action
Conservative US television commentator Tucker Carlson will conceivably have earned approval from hitherto unimagined places for saying recently that Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley’s bellicose statement on what Israel should do to Hamas and Iran amounted to the “tantrum of a child”.
To Haley’s saying on Fox News that she would gladly advise Benjamin Netanyahu: “Hamas did this, you know Iran’s behind them ... finish them!”, Carlson responded: “This is not sober leadership. She is a child and this is the tantrum of a child ... ignorant, cocksure, bloodthirsty.” ..
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