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February 05, 2007

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David Schwartz

REVOKE JIMMY CARTER'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Please sign and forward to everybody you know. This
website is a work in progress and will be
significantly improved over the next couple weeks,
however we can start to get the grassroots campaign
started now:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RevokeJimmyCartersPeacePrize/

David Schwartz

REVOKE JIMMY CARTER'S NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Please sign and forward to everybody you know. This
website is a work in progress and will be
significantly improved over the next couple weeks,
however we can start to get the grassroots campaign
started now:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/RevokeJimmyCartersPeacePrize/

Steven Augustine

There is truly much to be fearful of (and sad about) in the resurgence of anti-Semitism...though a case can be made that it never went away. And while in the clash of civilizations that the Israel/Palestine conflict embodies I'm pro-Israel, it strikes me that some of the shrillness I see here is indistinguishable from Muslim demagoguery on the other side. How many armies on this earth are comprised of angels? How many governments are bodies of noble, fair-minded, do-gooding men? Can we allow that Israel has a right to defend itself while at the same time admitting that children are dying as a result of heartless political calculations on both sides of the divide?

Please, when possible, direct me to the essay that spells out in clear, calm prose a possible solution...a way of untying this blood-drenched knot. Direct me to the fair-minded thinker who values individual human lives over tribal glories. Tell me: what's instructive about this utterly predictable back-and-forth between congenital enemies? 'They' hate 'us', 'we' hate 'them'. Pick whichever side of the line of scrimmage it pleases you to shout from; it's a zero-sum activity. The death toll mounts. Half a dozen (at least) unborn generations are already spoken for; children yet undreamed of are already earmarked for a bloody death.

Anyone of a mind that this flailing blunder in Iraq in any way serves Israeli/Jewish/human interests is no better than a fist-shaking naif from the 'Arab Street' and symptomatic of the tragedy's intransigency. That the conflict, in the end, trails back to a rivalry between imaginary super-beings only adds to the bitterness of all those pointless murders.

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