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Submitted by gary (United States), Sep 26, 2005 at 02:53

I must admit that even I, a staunch zionist, am impressed with the seemingly brave and bold steps taken by president Musharraf of Pakistan. And though i must admit that as several of your other commenters have stated that it is a canard, only time will tell. The man is risking his very life in making contact with the american jewish congress so lets have a little sympathy for his position. In the end, Israel will not be fooled.

But what is apperent to me from reading the other posts about this article, and this gives me cause for pause, is the endless moslem, particularly arab way of injecting a third party into any discussion, in this case india, to obfuscate the issue. What does india have to do with the president's speech? The answer is absolutely nothing. And I would kindly ask your moslem commentators to not even bring up jewish indian relations. As i understand there are rogue elements in all societies, there has never been an organized attempt by any indian group in history to hurt any jewish person no less the entire jewish people which moslem groups, in particular arabs, do as the rule rather then the exception. and in my personal relationnships with indians in the united states as well as indian expatriots, i have never met a more warm or honorable people. As was mentioned in response to other essays by mr pipes, india did not have formal relathions with israel until 1994. What is the point? Pakistan STILL doesn't have formal relations and are basing these relations conditionally i.e. the so-called palestinian-israeli situation.

As for my last comment on this issue i can only say that after president musharraf offered some lukewarm hope for israeli pakistani relations, the arab league, a collection of nations that cant stand on their own feet, issued an unfavorable statement about president musharrefs overtures as if arab moslems have the right to tell non arab moslems what to do. What arrogance. and once again i ask the moslem commentators not to even bring india into any jewish moslem discussion because you will not be allowed to revise history as you so often do. Long live india and the great indian people.

thank you,
Gary
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