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Failure of imagination

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Submitted by Jimmy (United States), Jun 1, 2010 at 15:38

Unfortunately, the entire body politic suffers from failures of imagination. Your themes have been repeated over and over for the last 20-something years. Arab terrorists have mastered doublespeak. They always talk about resistance when they attack. Israel has refused to adopt this same language and tactics to pull at people's heartstrings. They keep fighting an intellectual war, instead of an emotional war. People don't care why Israel deserves to exist, all they see is the aftermath of 30 years of Arab propaganda. Israeli leaders refuse to learn from Vietnam. We lost the war at home a long time before we lost the war on the ground.

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