March 31, 2002


On NPR : Weekend Edition Sunday just now, they were talking to a guy who said that our behavior in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict had to be influenced by our need to get a new UN Security Council resolution on Iraq before we attack Saddam. He said in order to get it through we need to make sure that China doesn't veto it and that France and Russia vote for it, and that means appeasing (he probably didn't use that exact word) those governments as regards the future of Palestine.

So, if I understand his point correctly, both Israel's future and ours should depend on the opinions of a Communist dictatorship (China), a neo-fascist former enemy (Russia), and a notoriously feckless former European power that shipped its own Jews to Germany for extermination during WWII and is now almost totally dependent on Arab immigration for its own future economic health (France). And people wonder why conservatives are so adamantly opposed to international institutions...

Instead of sucking China's hind teat we should be changing their barbaric regime and destroying their nuclear capacity. All Russia really wants is the billions of dollars that Saddam owes them--let's give it to them. And, not to put too fine a point on it but : f*** France.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 31, 2002 9:31 AM
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