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Wisp of Reality

Reader comment on item: Arabs Disavow Hizbullah

Submitted by LDC (United States), Jul 26, 2006 at 12:33

Daniel Pipes writes, "Arab disavowal of Hizbullah represents not a platform on which to build, only a welcome wisp of reality in an era of irrationality." For me, it's the most concise, real-politics-enlightened analysis of that element of this situation that I've read, or heard.

In a parallel vein, his statement (often and elsewhere) that peace won't come until someone wins, and someone loses gains credibility by the day. The Foggy Bottom pundits from past administrations (who are appearing endlessly on cable news) and current UN officials calling for "proportionality" in Israel's response don't understand that one of the lessons of human history is that those who win wars are those who exercise disproportionate force against their enemies. Proportionate response is defeat at worse, stalement at best, and further conflict later for sure.


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