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Submitted by Jerry G (United States), Jul 1, 2002 at 03:25

I have enjoyed listening to your voice of clarity in a world gone mad. It is perhaps one of the most frightening times since ww2 Germany. Morality and human decency is at an all time low. If the Palestinians had any semblance of decency in its representation I believe Israel might be able to negotiate in a peaceful manner. Yet, I have seen none of the brave efforts, like those shown by the late Martin Luther King to make me feel there exists a Palestinian partner for peace. Peaceful demonstrations by Palestinians asking the world for support while denouncing the barbarism its representatives have condoned would have given them some legitimacy.

Bush had it right to tell the palestinians that they need new leadership, but until the horrific murderous assaults that the Palestinians as a leadership endorse and most Palestinian people praise (giving out candies at funerals of suicidal maniacs and encouraging others to follow suit), I believe President Bush has made a grievous mistake ,as you pointed out, to put a Palestinian State on the bargaining table. I believe he should have stated that when the Palestinians are ready to destroy the sesame street-like tv shows they put on the air for their children to watch and their constantly demonizing the jewish people with such lies that jews make holiday pastries with arab children's blood that we are overlooking the true source of the middle- easts problems. That is the religeous intolerance of radical islam as it has polluted the minds of the palestinian people and the arab world as a whole.

War has been declared by radical islam against hte wold, not just israel. The world knows this and it is very very scared. Only the US with its Judeo-christian roots has had the guts to fight this holy war. Europe is too inundated with the radicals to stand up against their evil aspirations yet. They will have to wake up eventually or they too will be doomed. I understand that Bush must not alienate the US from the other semi-ally nations we do business with. It's also a cruel joke on the world that oil was found in the most cruel intolerant societies of the world and we have been forced to compromise values for oil. Fortunately we have still held on to values in this great country,the USA, and have not given in to our Saudi friends that tell us they love us while stabbing us in the backs and filling our airplanes with psychotic zealots.
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