Undiplomatic

Iran: Carla Bruni A ‘Prostitute’

Does this mean Nicolas Sarkozy has to declare war? An Iranian state newspaper called French First Lady Carla Bruni a “prostitute” over the weekend after she signed a petition calling for the release of an Iranian woman accused of cheating on and murdering her husband. Iranian state television, meanwhile, accused Bruni of “immorality.” Bruni also penned an open letter to the imprisoned woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtina, last week. “Why shed your blood and deprive your children of their mother?” she wrote. “Because you have lived, because you have loved, because you’re a woman, and because you’re an Iranian? Everything within me refuses to accept this.”