Though I might concur with your general theme you miss the most critical factor. Lacking any other means of consensus, the Palestinians could hide behind a strong man one rule government like Arafat — “We are for peace, it’s Arafat that is the problem.” But now we have a duly elected Hamas government. The burka is off, so to speak. So now the Arab street is as complicit in the actions of the militant Hamas as Hamas itself. And that is a significant milestone.
No longer will the Palestinians be able to claim innocence. No longer can the U.S. government deal in a blind faith that the “People” can be saved if only by moderating the interests of the militants. No longer can Hamas claim status as a nonbelligerent entity lacking any power other than self-defense.p>From this point forward, Israel can view any attack by a Hamas follower as the equivalent as an attack by the Palestinian Authority and act accordingly under international law. br> — John McGinnis
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?