Monday, July 31, 2006
"it would be . . . far-fetched to hold the German people responsible for the election of Hitler since he took steps to prevent the German people from voting him out of office. Moreover, people who voted for Hitler in the first place could not have easily anticipated the full dimensions of the horrors he would inflict on the world."
But this analysis may suggest it makes sense to impose collective punishment on the Palestinians who voted Hamas into office. They knew that were getting a group who would make war and committ terrorism against Israel and presumably they can vote Hamas out of office.