Honesty and peace, they go hand in hand. And without one…

For the past eight years Bush has used the “Blame the Beaten Wife” argument against Palestinians, so his implementation of it again in his radio address today isn’t surprising.  Likewise, maybe this part of is speech isn’t surprising, either, but I think it’s worthy of closer...

Don’t bring a knife to a missile fight

Despite wanting to gather opinions from all sides concerning Israel’s latest aggression in Gaza, it’s getting to the point where I just can’t read the Israeli side anymore. For example, take this “legal” justification of the over 400 deaths in Gaza that Israel is responsible...

The Might of Nation-States, The Temperaments of Ten-Year-Olds

The New York Times wowed everyone yesterday with its analysis of foreign policy at a third-grade level: “In the cabinet room today there was an energy, a feeling that after so long of showing restraint we had finally acted,” said Mark Regev, spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, speaking of the weekly...

Placing the latest Israel/Gaza violence into perspective…

Robert Fisk (h/t mattthebastard): Ever since 1948, we’ve been hearing this balderdash from the Israelis — just as Arab nationalists and then Arab Islamists have been peddling their own lies: that the Zionist “death wagon” will be overthrown, that all Jerusalem will be...