Friday, May 9, 2003
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More on Bush's Middle East initiative
Hey, that's my line!!
These are truly depressing statistics.
That should make these folks very happy.
These statements strike me as intuitively obvious. I therefore predict European criticism that Bush was being too lenient on the Israelis.
Again, my only criticism was the failure to mention Turkey at all in the speech. Part of promoting freedom means accepting the inconveniences that come with it, and Turkey's behavior in March falls under that category. Pretending like they have no constructive role to play in this initiative is foolhardy.posted by Dan on 05.09.03 at 08:05 PM
"Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state at peace with its neighbors"
I would like to ask a few questions: Was not that state created after planning massive immigration from Europe in order to have a jewish majority in Palestine? was not that state created at the expense of those that lived there? does not that state close its gate to those that once lived there while it opens it to immigrants from ukraine, russia or whatever?
It wasn't right, but it was a while ago. Bush's whole point was that both sides have to compromise. If we're going to question Israel's right to exist at this point in history we might as well give back the U.S. West Coast, or debate the legitimacy of France.posted by: blern on 05.09.03 at 08:05 PM [permalink]
Blem's comment is the perfect example of flawed logic. You can't compare what happened in Palestine to the US or Fracne -Only God knows why she was brought into this-. The world should stop pretending to be ignorant and call a spade a spade. On the other hand it may approve of conquest by force as a legitimate and 'ethical' means to create a state on top of the destroyed homes and hopes of another people.posted by: nader on 05.09.03 at 08:05 PM [permalink]
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