Yes, the effort to re-brand the terrorists as a “peace partner” has cost U.S. taxpayers billions. And it has cost the Israelis even more, in terms of lost lives, lost money, lost productivitiy, and diverting money, time and effort to security and defense that could be put to other uses. Some of us warned that Oslo was a bad idea and should not be signed. How I wish we had been mistaken. The truth was obvious from the beginning, to anyone willing to see.