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Is Middle East Peace a Mirage?

tibby2 Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:34 AM
Wars end. Welfare does not. We can withdraw troops from each of those areas of conflict you mention but try to withdraw from the War on Poverty and see how far that will get you. How much have we spent since the War on Poverty was declared? That has been America's longet war, and an unwinnable one at that.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 2:14 PM
Tibby, as a libertarian, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Anything called a "war", whether it's a "War on Poverty," a "War on Drugs," or the beautifully (from the government's view) open-ended "War on Terror" is a scam to steal your money.

With the truce in the week-long Gaza war, Barack Obama is being prompted by right and left to re-engage and renew U.S. efforts to solve the core question of Middle East peace.

Before he gets reinvolved in peacemaking, our once-burned president should ask himself some hard questions.

Is real peace between Palestinians and Israelis even possible?

Is there any treaty that could be agreed to, or imposed, that would be acceptable to Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, let alone to Hamas, which has emerged from its defiance of one of the most intensive bombardments of modern time...