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When you're an ideolog, money is a liquid and the Palestinians just want a hug

 

Last updated 9/20/2007 at Noon



Recently, two equally appalling letters from either end of the political spectrum sat side by side. I couldn’t pick just one.

The letter “What we really need to do in Iraq” disregards both culture and history, or worse, begins history at an arbitrary but convenient point in the middle of the muddle. The suggestion that if we just disengage from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Moslem world will forget all about it ignores the fact that revenge is considered a virtue in those cultures.

The violence there today was ignited by centuries-old insults burning in perpetuity. Moreover, the history...



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