Originally Posted by RINGLEADER
How long are we supposed to wait? It's been 65 years!?!
Israel's been attacked twice. They have crazed fanatics trying to get nukes for the expressed purpose (or so the Iranians say) of wiping Israel off the map. I'm all for diplomacy, but you have to have a willing partner for it to work and neither the Palestinians nor the Iranians can legitimately be counted on as willing partners.
I'm just as frustrated with the process as you are. Years of illegal settlements, Sharon's 18 years of occupation in Lebannon, the failure of Israel to abide by the Oslo Accords. The fact is that Begin, Mr. Settlements himself, was a terrorist too having been involved in bombings. Now I'm not going to defend Bush's support for Hamas participating in the democratic process, but Israel changes governments so often nothing can ever get done. Unfortunately lasting peace just isn't possible now. But bulldozers isn't the answer either.