Well, a new cliche has attached itself to the throat of political
discourse. “Proportionate” is another manifestation of political
correctness, a sort of “play fair” argument foisted upon the
Israelis by their haters. Apparently even the most vile and
unprovoked attack requires the victim to somehow moderate its
response. It’s kinda like a handicap in golf, allowing me to play
with Tiger Woods as a perceived equal, but kidding no one. The
stupidity of this philosophy allows for a likely more protracted
and costly struggle, resulting in a ritualistic display of a
gladiatorial contest for the amusement of the “statesmen” to get
airtime and seek the next Peace Prize nomination. For those who may
wish to agonize over Israel’s response to aggression, consider the
answers to two questions: 1) Who has nukes? and 2) Who has not used
William J. Dye
Great points, Ben Stein. Israel is showing extreme restraint.
Personally I think they need to go take care of business and the
U.S. and all freedom loving Nations need to assist Israel. The U.S.
needs to remember what Hezbollah has done to us — death of our
Marines to name one instance. Israel has been suffering so long by
these terrorists. Iran is calling for Israel to be wiped off the
face of the earth — thru whom? Hezbollah and Hamas. Hezbollah is
taking over Lebanon — her citizens and surrounding countries will
reap their wrath when they acquire full power. May God bless Israel
and give her leaders His wisdom and strength.
Israel is doing what it takes to protect itself. Israel should be
doing whatever it takes to destroy its enemies.
Let’s a say a group of Muslim folks get on a bus in any Israeli
city. At the next stop, a group of Jewish kids with over stuffed
backpacks get on the same bus. Who’s more likely to have bombs
strapped to them? Who is more likely to be relieved that it’s
Jewish folks with stuffed backpacks riding on that bus? Both groups
of people are.
I seemed to have missed the story about those stockbrokers on
the upper-west side hijacking planes and crashing them into mosques
protesting the “death tax” or high oil prices? Yet we pat down
“Grandma Smith” at our airports.
To call Israel’s response “disproportionate” when defending them
selves simply means that people hate rules when they are equally
applied. Especially it seems rules of one’s right to exist and
one’s right of self-protection! It seems the “nice” world hates it
when the 2nd Amendment is applied internationally. Terrorists are
pretty brave when shooting rockets from behind the skirts of their
women, or when killing those that are bound and defenseless. But
they are gutless cowards who can’t defeat a real army, except maybe