Little Green Footballs

Saturday, January 14, 2006

CHARLES DOESN'T GET IT

This entry on LGF is breathtaking in its stupidity:

Israel’s acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has told President Bush that there can be no progress toward peace with Hamas in the Palestinian government.


And this prompted Agence France Presse to issue our mainstream media howler of the day:


Israel and the United States both regard Hamas, responsible for the majority of attacks during a five-year Palestinian uprising, as a terrorist organisation despite its embrace of the democratic process.



Charles apparently can't begin to grasp how this AFP article points out a profound mistake in Pres. Fredo's grand "strategery" for the Middle East. There has never been any likelihood, let alone a guarantee, that democracy will change Arab opinion of either Israel or the U. S. As one soldier put it in Stars and Stripes,

There are two things they hate most in this part of the world. The first is Jews, and the second is the West. America is the poster child of the West. How can you liberate that? You can’t.

1 comment:

adultmalebluegrouse said...

The excuse last time by Israel was there is only ONE obstacle to peace - Arafat.

The claim was there can be no end to the war until he's gone. Well he's gone and its still going nowhere. Nothing has changed. Israel is deliberately dragging out a settlement, consolodating its annexation of stolen land and carrying on doing what its been doing for 50 years -trying to satisfy a minority of its population at the cost of everyone from the river to the sea.