Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Our Friends the Palestinians"
Mike Rappaport

Glenn Reynolds puts the point clearly:

"ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, I've suggested that the United States should not be trying to serve as an "honest broker" for a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians on the grounds that the Palestinians are our enemies, and thus we can't and shouldn't be neutral about them."

Given the Palestinian happiness over 9/11 and their support for Saddam (at least during the first war), this is hardly a surprise.  Yet, most people don't think of it this way, even people who see the Palestinians for what they are.

Of course, Jim Baker seems to know that the Palestinians are our enemies.  He favors giving things to all of our enemies: Syria, Iran and the Palestinians.  The other strong supporters of the Palestinians in the US -- the Left -- also seem to know this.  They typically support our enemies.

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Mike Rappaport


It might put a different gloss on Palistinians' behavior if the US made it clear that there would be no aid or assistance or 'brokering' activity until one full year after the last terror attack against Israel. Further, if the Palistinians ever managed to go a year without misbehaving, all help from the US would cease for a full year after any future terror activity.

Posted by: krm | Dec 28, 2006 6:46:57 PM