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June 17, 2009

Guests at National Summit sound downbeat theme

Ford, the grandson of the company founder, industry giant Henry Ford, said he expected the U.S. government’s ownership of General Motors Corp would continue for “some time” — suggesting the quick but controversial trip through bankruptcy that Chrysler LLC enjoyed would not be repeated.

Bill Ford, Jr. is the son of Bill Ford, Sr., who is the son of Edsel Ford, who was the son of company founder, Henry Ford. By my reckoning, that makes Bill Ford Jr. Henry’s great-grandson, not his grandson.

J.P.

You’re right. We corrected: GBU Editor

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford talks with the media during The National Summit at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan June 15, 2009. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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Your comment that “the Obama administration has muted its comments to keep the door open for possible dialogue” with Iran misses the point. The administration recognise that it would not help Mousavi for the US to seem to favour him. By avoiding expressing any view Obama prevents the hard-liners using the US as a way of attacking Mousavi and the demonstrations. It is also naive of some media to suggest that what is happening is a problem for the US – quite the contrary it is the best possible situation because the Iranian regime credibility is being totally undermined.

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