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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty

Submitted by richard (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 17:23

Better late than never.

I never lost faith that you'd come around.

The best off the cuff comment I've heard on this subject was voiced on a somewhat recent Blitzer/orHannity/orOberrmann/orSteph'polous news hour (I can't remember which one).

The show's interlocutor made a stock reference to the Sadat/Begin peace treaty between Egypt and Israel having brought permanent peace to these former enemies. A heavily cliched emphasis expanded the notion, in effect, identifying the total Israeli acquiescence to the total Egyptian demand list as the indispensable and immutable secret of such a remarkable success. Logically, someone offered, there should and could be no other model and that Israel should remember that.

The perfect response came from guest Michael Scheuer who admirably rose above his heretofore 15 minutes of fame as an "anonymous CIA whistleblower/author".

He was brief. As if swatting a mosquito bloated on the blood of one too many cliches, he summarily dispatched the pest and brought the discussion back to earth with a single efficient rejoiner.

Scheuer (paraphrased but true to both word and spirit) Well, Sadat was murdered for his trouble, and the US Government has been bribing Egypt ( Mubarak) with billions annually for over 30 years to pretend it doesn't despise Israel.

Without missing a beat, the host and the other guests fled Egypt faster than Moses without so much as acknowledging that Scheuer had spoken at all. This, above all, proving that Holy Cows also thrive far far from the Ganges.

Ubiquitous evidence of the Egyptian shell game has been in plain sight from the start.. Regardless, no effort to put a revealing spotlight on this disturbing reality should receive anything but praise. No matter how late. Thanks DP.



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