Bits and Pieces

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Bush Backs Sharon

The White House has defended Israel's assassination of Ahmed Yassin:-

"Any country has the right to defend itself from terror. Israel has the right to defend herself from terror. And as she does so, I hope she keeps consequences in mind as to how to make sure we stay on the path to peace," Bush said in his first public comment on Monday's assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed Yassin.

Now it's always pointless to attempt to have a debate about Israel, as we in the west seem to always fall into two groups. In the red corner are the 'appeasers' (as we have been branded) who hope that through some sort of compromise Israel can drum out an agreement with the Palestinians that would be acceptable to both groups. In the blue corner are the 'aggressors' who believe that Palestinians are violent heathens who need to be wiped from the face of the earth in order to allow a peaceful Jewish state.

God knows there is no easy solution to this problem, but in the long history of stupid ideas, increasing a cycle of violence rates near the top. Considering the future of this kind of policy, the only outcome that would ensure a cessation of hostilities would be the death of every Palestinian. How stupid do you have to be, not only to advocate such a policy, but to advocate it from the position of most powerful man in the world?
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