Well well. Pope Benedict has gone off on another politically delicate trip without having sacked that walking, talking leg-hold trap he employs as a media spokesman.
I expect the headlines over the next few days will be very interesting. It doesn't seem to matter now what the Pope actually says, as long as he's got his
The media is certainly starting off on the right note:
HaaretzFar-rightist MK: Hitler Youth pope not welcome in Israel
ReutersIslamists say Pope's Mideast visit provocative
the Guardian Pope Benedict must be a 'penitent pilgrim' on Jerusalem visit