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It's about basic decency and civilization

Reader comment on item: What Should Bush Say in Speech Regarding Establishment of Interim Palestinian State?

Submitted by Greg Robertson (United States), Jun 26, 2002 at 16:33

Keep it up, Dr. Pipes!

This debate has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous. It's no longer a Jew/Arab thing (neither of which am I). It transcends that now.

It's about basic decency and civilization. It's about common sense and no-brainer civility. You are shining the light of reason on this issue and the uglier side is squirming while you bask in the exoneration that truth affords.

The spin is nauseating but the stakes are high. Thank God for the First Amendment, but in the same breath, thank God also for the likes of you.

I have had friendly dealings with Arabs over the years, but this is becoming truly disgusting. It's plain that we in the west have a brutal enemy out there. History shows that the worst we can do is to underestimate them. History also shows where tolerance and indecisiveness for such spin, and permissiveness for action based upon these viewpoints, will bring a nation. The lessons of history are clear for any and all that care to learn.

Thank you for your candor.

Craig
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