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Submitted by John (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 11:39

Everyone is flabbergasted that Hamas won the election. So what? This forces people to take off their blinders as far the Israel-Palestine situation is concerned. In the bible, the book of Joel talks about the folly of dealing with terrorists, especially trading land for peace. The United States repeatedly says that we do not negotiate with terrorists, so we not so cleverly change the definitions. Arafat becomes a "freedom fighter" , the PLO becomes an authority, and Israel becomes the victim of arm-twisting to force them to negotiate with terrorists. This idiotic" Roadmap for Peace" started at Oslo by Jimmy (I never saw a terrorist I didn't like) Carter and perpetrated by subsequent admimistrations is finally revealed as what is is : The Roadmap to Disaster. You are absolutely right about going slow. A week of armtwisting by Bill Clinton at Wye was intended to overcome centuries of conflict. He just couldn't figure out why it didn't work.

Now we have arrived at today's shocker as far as the United States is concerned. Why is it such a surprise to see the results of appeasing terrorists? This administration demonstrated its incredible ineptness in dealing with Israel and the Palestinians. Even though the" Road to Peace" had a huge ONE WAY sign that pertained to Jews only, Bush and company still insisted that a least is was going somewhere. In the 1930's, the Dulles boys were pro- German with business dealings with IB Farben, those wonderful guys that gave us Zyklon B. After the CIA and State Department were turned over to them in the 1950"s, institutional anti- semitism settled in, in attitudes and the way Israel has been treated. One only has to look at the implacable hatred toward Jonathan Pollard. Have we learned anything? Probably not.
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