Friday, April 05, 2002

Matt Welch has an excellent piece on the "Palestinians have no other choice” argument:

The point is, they do have other choices, and instead, they have chosen a deliberate policy of hatred, lies, and murder of non-combatants. Acknowledging that they have other choices, and condemning the bad choices that they have made, is the first step in treating Palestinians as humans. What about everything bad the U.S. or Israel have ever done? Bring it on! Let’s talk about it. We like to argue about such things, here, because it usually leads to improvements in debate, policy and public morality. And yes, no discussion of the Middle East crisis is complete without a good frank look at the missteps and even crimes by Washington and Tel Aviv.

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