You know we'd all be better off if we refrained from inflammatory rhetoric in public. When a government official, a pope, a radical Muslim says outrageous things, UNDIPLOMATIC things, a situation, a state of affairs, is never made better.
People in high positions have to be very careful to review what they are going to say in a public speech so that there is ABSOLUTELY no possibility of insulting or humiliating anyone.
Yes, you can't say ANYTHING nowadays. Yes POLITICAL CORRECTNESS amounts to DIPLOMACY.
One definition of DIPLOMACY is "skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is little or no ill will; tact." Another definition is "the art and practice of conducting international relations." (Reference.com) When heads of state speak publicly they are ALWAYS "conducting international relations" and should ALWAYS be aware of their words.
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