Thursday, April 18, 2002

The Whole Arab World

A follow-up letter in the L.A. Times on Robert Scheer's repellent Tuesday column:

"Robert Scheer has reached a new level of Orwellian doublespeak in his April 17 commentary comparing Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. How is it that Israel can be an occupying power when the Arabs outnumber the Jews 20 to 1? And this is a struggle between the whole Arab world and the Jews. Are Israeli troops, who are fighting house to house to smoke out terrorists, in order to save Palestinian civilian lives that would be lost through airstrikes and artillery barrages, really equivalent to suicide bombers?

"And finally, invoking the proud legacy of Israel's founders to prove his points is truly nauseating. David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin and others all extended their hands in peace toward the Arab people. And time after time they were told thanks, but no thanks. We don't want any Jews here. Get out."

-Bob Korda Los Angeles

Couldn't have written it better myself, Mr. Korda.

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