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A mile in my brother's moccasins

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Submitted by Martin H. Katchen (United States), Jun 30, 2006 at 02:21

There is a saying attributed to Native Americans as follows. O Great Spirit Grant that I not judge my brother Until I have walked a mile In his moccasins. American policymakers would do well to remember this aphorism. Since 9/11, the US has been walking a mile and then some in Israel's moccasins. And refusing to admit it. George Bush is probably the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House. Despite this, he /and or his strategic planners have refused to admit to themselves that israel's bitter experience in Judea, Samaria and Gaza might be repeated by the United States in its invasion of Iraq. Had it done so, the US might have approached Iraq a lot differently.

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