Response from the Guardian’s Middle East editor Ian Black to this email:
i would say that the phrase “security issue” can encompass both defence and offence. (security forces. national security etc).
if you have any other questions i suggest you contact firstname.lastname@example.org
And my response:
I would only say that if I accepted the Bush Doctrine.
As regards the readers editor, I don’t see the need to hide behind a mediator.