Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 95 E300
Location: Inside my head
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I don't see anything remotely resembling a "cheering section" "nodding in agreement" on this forum, however there are clearly a few people who dare to question the received wisdom on this topic. That's a good thing.
I wish you would start a thread about environmentalism (a subject about which I too feel strongly) and your perception of it vis-a-vis religion. That might be interesting.
Thank you for stating the obvious about the humanity of Palestinians. I haven't seen you do it before and I hope it wasn't too painful. If I thought my country were remotely evenhanded in this conflict I wouldn't be so passionate myself.
Should Carter have bribed Israel and Egypt? Good question. He did make peace between them, so it could be argued that he needed to speak in a language they would understand.
I have said it before on more than one occasion. I feel no need to create a mantra. I would be more supportive of the Palestinian leadership if the wouldn't murder athletes, throw cripples off boats, dynamite school buses, and by the way, kill each other as often as they kill Israelis.
It would help even more of the Palestinians would develop a secular democratic government -- something the Israelis could learn from instead of fear.
The biggest problems we are facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all and thatís what I intend to reverse.
~ Senator Barack H. Obama