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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jan 9, 2006 at 11:10

I believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is above all a pragmatist and a realist who will not sacrifice Israels security for some pipe dream delusion of peace with the Islamists. I think it must be realized that peace will not be won in the region until the Islamists are forced to give up their idealist notions of a Kaliphat. They totally fail to realize that the first Kaliphat failed internally because of the corruption and inconsistencies within its structural organization. The fact that positions of power and responsibility often went not to the most able but most often to those best placed in terms of family and tribal affiliations.

The idea of dynastic succession in positions of leadership in any government inevitably leads to sloth, favoritism and corruption, the hoarding and waste of resources and an inequitable distribution of the nations wealth. Unfortunately the Muslims have not yet realized this.
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