Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Pale-what-ians?

He may have a point.

The basic argument here is that we can be as pro-us, pro-Israel as we want - but do we have to be anti-Palestinian at the same time? Why must it be zero-sum?

As soon as I say I agree with this, I'll get a slew of emails reminding me of suicide bombers and death-focused thugs. I understand that as well. But as I've said before, peace requires someone stepping up and laying down arms first. And as we argue the importance of Iraqi autonomy, as we're fully involved in nation building there, seeing - and feeling - what a strong and sudden sense of nationalism brings, how can we continue to be so "huh" when the Palestinians assert the same nationalism?

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