Latest update: May 8th, 2012
And then there was the time Thomas upbraided the Iraqi foreign minister for what she felt was Iraq’s tepid response to the 1981 Israeli raid on that country’s nuclear reactor. The foreign affairs scholar Barry Rubin recalled the incident many years later in a Jerusalem Post article:
At that point, though, Helen Thomas of UPI interrupted him. “Why didn’t you retaliate” against Israel, she asked, “when [it] destroyed your nuclear reactor?” The foreign minister tried to brush away the question. Thomas did not find the response acceptable, “Just yellow, I guess,” she complained.
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