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Posted: 4/24/2002 4:24:08 AM EDT
Here's the Second Part of Jonah Goldberg's article, [b]Baghdad Delenda Est[/b] (Baghdad Must Be Destroyed), on NationalReviewOnline: [url]http://www.nationalreview.com/goldberg/goldberg.asp[/url] [size=4]Baghdad Delenda Est, Part Two[/size=4] During the Cold War, few people said, "We have to solve the problem of Latvia, before we can even begin to address the problem of the Soviet Union." Latvia's problem — as well as the problems of Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, etc., etc. — was the Soviet Union. To concentrate on the plight of Latvia would be like treating a runny nose while shrugging off the pneumonia which caused it. Obviously, such analogies can be overdone. But whether you are for the United States coming to the aid of Israel or not, it seems increasingly transparent that the Arab-Israeli conflict will not be solved first. There are those who believe we must follow the advice of our "friends" in the Middle East, and the Solomons at the State Department and MSNBC who say we must first achieve through yet more talking what 50 years of talking could not achieve. Only after the United States (not the E.U. or the Norwegians or the Arab League, mind you, but the United States) secures a final peace between Israel and the Arab world, they say, will the Arab world allow us to topple Saddam. They might as well say they'll support toppling Hussein once the U.S. can guarantee that bears will never again use the woods as a toilet. Indeed, it's worse than that, because the Arab states aren't actively supporting bears crapping in the woods, while they are constantly supporting terrorist groups in the occupied territories, as well as in Lebanon and Syria. So long as Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran (the real Axis of Evil) know that the United States won't try to squash Saddam before there is "peace in the Middle East," there will never be peace in the Middle East. [b]After all, the Palestinian refugees have lived in such dire circumstances for 50 years largely because neighboring Arab states have wanted it thus]/b]. See remainder of article at website, above. Eric The(Sympathetic)Hun[>]:)]
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