Sunday, August 12, 2007

Are our enemies just like us?

A persistent belief of the liberal mind is that our enemies are "just like us." Caroline Glick quotes Israeli Prime Minister Olmert providing another example of this:
By [Israeli PM Olmert's] telling, there is no war on the horizon because, "In the north and in the east live millions of people who want tranquility, a quality of life and quiet - just like we do."
People north and east of Olmert include Hezbollah (north) and Hamas (east). If Hezbollah and Hamas want 'tranquility,' they have a funny way of showing it.

Olmert's comments are reminiscent of some by Gen. Wesley Clark (D-CNN). Gen. Clark claimed that the way to convince Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad not to nuke Israel was by "sitting down for a couple of days and talking about our families and our hopes, and building relationships."

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