The Captain Explains palestinian Thought

Via Captain’s Quarters, “Hamas To Grant Amnesty To Fatah Leaders”:

The Bush administration didn’t fail in delivering a two-state solution, because that solution has never existed in reality. The Palestinians don’t want it, and the elections made them take responsibility for that position publicly. The elections and Gaza withdrawal just made everyone take off the blinders — a move that Saeb Erekat rightly said has set back Palestinians more than 50 years.

Interview with Bibi

Bringing this tidbit over here whole-hog, so to speak, because I’m in absolute awe of the wonderfulness of it.

Via » One big point to Bibi

Even those who aren’t particularly sympathetic to Bibi Netanyahu could get a good measure of satisfaction from his interview with the British Television this morning. I guess it can be attributed to his days studying history at Harvard.

The interviewer asked him: “How come so many more Lebanese have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?” (A nasty question if there ever was one!)

Natanyahu: “Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?”

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) “Why not?”

Netanyahu: “Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the war was caused by Germany’s aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children’s hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?”