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Sep 15, 2007
Quotable: a nice exchange
In an interview, Aljazeera presenter, asked former Iranian defense minister Ali Shamkhani about the growing speculation that either US or Israel are planning to bomb Iran. Shamkhani was speaking in Farsi, suddenly he switched to Arabic quoting a known proverb, meaning:
"He who is drowning in the river, would he venture into the sea"
The presenter, an Iraqi, countered with one of his own:
They say in Iraq "He who is already wet, isn't afraid to go into the water"