Thursday, January 15, 2009

Once More On Israel

What's happening in Gaza is devastating and inexcusable. Andrew Sullivan is right here, and the "reader dissent of the day" is wrong. The reader asked "what would you have Israel do" with extremist Hamas. Here's what I would have them do: Sit down and talk. Shame them with diplomacy. Kill them with kindness, with social services, with health care and economic development, anything but guns. As others have noted, Hamas can't govern, they can only instill fear, and Israel seems only to play along.

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