As much as I don't like the idea of the Bush Administration getting too cozy with the far right wing, I do wish he'd listen to Cal Thomas today. I disagree with Cal Thomas more than I agree with him, but he's right about this.
We are on the verge of losing all credibility in our War on Terror. We may earn some points with the EUnuchs, but we'll be demonstrating in no uncertain terms to terrorists everywhere that Terrorism Pays.
A dangerous game is being played by the U.S. State Department, extending over several administrations. Ignoring, or downplaying, Palestinians terrorist acts and choosing to pressure Israel into making dangerous concessions (while accepting empty and unfulfilled promises from Israel's mortal enemies), American officials have laid the groundwork for Israel's destruction on the installment plan.
The President may be apying debts to the UK by addressing the problem, but I'd feel a whole lot better if, FOR ONCE, the US would articulate the possibility of consequences in the event of more Arab broken promises. Throughout the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Arabs have not conceded anything. Their promises have always been empty from the start. The language is never backed up with action. Meanwhile Israel continues to offer concessions with nothing but hatred and murder in return.
Once again, the burden should be entirely upon the Arabs to show that they actually want to live in peace with a secure Israel. Until that is proven nothing should be conceded.