Well, truth is often uttered by those too young or those too old!
A lifetime of covering the administrations of government in the USA have given Helen Thomas a unique perspective. This time she has uttered what 3/4 of the world's population who pay any attention to the Middle East may be thinking but refusing to say in public.
Of course, she should have kept it to herself or at the very least mitigated the vitriol of her comment, but she certainly expressed the frustration the world community is having with an Israel that refuses to note that they are caught in the endless repetition of 'abuse creates abuse' which anyone with any knowledge of psychology understands.
I applaud an old woman who spoke candidly and I suspect it really is time for her to retire.
Click the title of this entry to go to the the Washington Post article on the event.