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Reader comment on item: Bush Promotes a Palestinian "Right of Return"
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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), Jan 15, 2008 at 15:51

The question then becomes one of democracy and equal freedoms for non-Arabs and non-Muslims fighting to survive in Arab/Muslim dominated countries who haven't access to your philosophy. Not that I'm arguing against your point. Rather suggesting that in all fairness, such an ideological view needs to be universally respected and implemented prior to demanding one adopt the view. While not agreeing with the Bush crowds militaristic approach to the Middle East or the invasion of Iraq, I find myself ideologically conflicted. I believe that the whole world must soon adopt democracy as the baseline for all human governance.

To this end it becomes immaterial of ones ethnic or racial or religious makeup. Until such a time comes into fruition, ethnicity, race and religion will continue to be focal points for primary human governance and continuing strife around the world. Fifty odd years of militarism under the PLO and others like HAMAS have done little for any "Palestinian" but create a zone of poverty and destruction.

The everyday people of this "Palestine" have been abused and neglected the likes of which no other people in the world would tolerate as a method of governance. It's not the Jews who are responsible for the "Palestinian" situation. It is the "Palestinians" themselves, their unwillingness to create anything that remotely resembles anything beyond basic subsistence, no formal government, not a recognized and fully functioning State, and this inherently stupid sacrifice of generations to the alter of Islamic jihad against the Jew and any idea of an "Israel", rather than getting on with life and the building of a country.

The amount of money donated by neighboring Arab States over the years, not counting that from the U.N. and the rest of the world, is staggering. That it has all gone to support the anti-Jew pro Islamic jihad is criminal and the sins of the "Palestinian Authority". Under these circumstances I can well imagine why the "Palestinian" wants the right of return. I'd want to live in Israel too. I'd have a life. And a future for my children other than fodder for the Arab Islamic policy regarding Jews and Israel in the Middle east.

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