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What Powers and Wehner Get Wrong About the Palestinians

llegato Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:49 AM
The only occupation and oppression going on over there has been muslims against Jews. And bombing people into submission who insist on firing THOUSANDS of rockets at your women and children is not genocide, it's RETALIATION AND SELF-DEFENSE. The only genocide here is THAT PROMULGATED BY HAMAS IN THEIR CHARTER, which calls for the destruction of the entire Israeli state and the extermination of all Jews worldwide. If you support that then you are as much of a war criminal as Hamas, and deserve to be treated as such.

Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.

Pete Wehner is a real gentleman. His reproofs are generally not caustic and are almost always intended to have his opponents listen to what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature.” Thus, when he recently criticized Kirsten Powers, he provided a most useful sketch of the history of Arab-Israeli conflicts in recent times, at least since 1967. Wehner’s column should be required reading for anyone taking part in Mideast policy discussions.

In the main, we agree with his assessment of this good woman’s errors. But in gently rebuking...