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Pipes Talk #656

Reader comment on item: The Palestinian-Israeli War: Where It Came From, and How to End It

Submitted by Bob Milligan (United States), Mar 22, 2006 at 15:56

I wish Washington could learn to speak as plainly as you do.

1. Aren't you cutting Arafat too much slack in all this? I see him as a manipulator who sheathed his dagger only long enough to convince America that he had a speck of good will in his heart.

2. I am of the opinion that over the span of history few wars have been won, most have been lost. Napoleon in Russia, Hitler in Russia, Johnson in VietNam, and as you said, Russia in Afghanistan.

Regards,

Bob Milligan
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