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No reason to give Palestinians a state

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Submitted by Jay Bea (United States), May 9, 2002 at 10:26

"Their considerable talents"? "A bright future"? You know, I've been a fan of your positions for a long time, but you seem to be acting like a man back peddling out of fear these days. You presume and you presume too much. Who says the Palestinians should have a state of their own and why? Like oft-repeated sentiments, it's become so much a part of public debate that few even question its legitimacy. I would have thought that you of all people WOULD. Maybe we should give California back to Mexico while we're at it. I find no compelling reason to give these miscreants anything...

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