Saturday, January 03, 2009


Earlier today, the newscaster stated that "what everyone is concerned about" is the possibility of civilian deaths if Israel puts in ground troops. No ma'am, that's not what I'm concerned about. I am concerned about Israeli deaths if Hamas is not stopped. This constant attempt to frame the argument against Israel infuriates me. Fortunately, the facts are obvious enough to most Americans that the slant makes no difference.

It is fascinating to watch the argument play out similarly each time in the commentaries and op-eds. Those defending the Palestinians bring out the same zombie arguments repeatedly - kill them and they rise again, animated but lifeless and soulless. The ground is always shifted from the current situation to some previous evil, real or imagined, that Israel has shown. Why, some Israelis have evil thoughts and plans against their neighbors and have even said them out loud. The horror! This means, of course, that every action by the Israeli government can only spring fronm the same motives.

It is the natural extension of the more-oppressed-than-thou attitude.

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