Tom Hayden repents
Tom Hayden repents to the faithful
for his sin of not being sufficiently anti-Israel in the past (a confession he bravely makes after he no longer needs Jewish votes). Of course Hayden can't summarize his views based on actual Middle East events as they unfold, such as the way others might argue. Take the Economist's viewpoint
(sub. req.) for example:
This is madness, and it should end. It is madness because the likelihood of Israel achieving the war aims it has set for itself is negligible. ... Hizbullah cannot be uprooted. It is not going formally to surrender.
Pretty much sums up how I feel. Israel, justifiably fed up with terrorists lobbing missiles into its towns and cities, is overreacting. But Tom has to talk about AIPAC, the Israeli lobby, the Israeli counsel general in Los Angeles, Israel's 'permanent occupation of Palestinian territories,' Iraq, the peace movement, neoconservatives and Bush. Check out the lovely course of discussion in the comments section.Update
has some thoughts on this post. I'd just say I don't want Americans to start thinking in Middle East tribal ways. Therefore I'll repeat: Israel is overreacting. ...