Thursday, February 09, 2006

Not good to be living in the clouds

(From Israel's Haaretz newspaper)

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican from the 18th district of Florida, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Middle East and Central Asia. Last week, Ros-Lehtinen introduced comprehensive legislation barring aid to a Hamas led PA government.

My published response: "We look like fools, and squander precious political capital, getting congress (likely only in the House) to pass a bill barring aid to a Hamas government when anyone living on Planet Earth knows that ain`t never going to happen.

Whatever the Hamas rhetoric the combination of American and EU political and economic pressure, the Israeli military, and finishing the fence ASAP will castrate a significant terror threat.

Smart folks know 1-we can`t let the Palestinians literally starve & 2- an improved Palestinian economy reduces political tensions and increases the odds for peace overtures.

Beginning to think America`s Jewish community leadership is more concerned with fundraising, and bureacracy building than trying on for size new thinking for a new century."

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