I'm tired of agenda-obsessed mega extemists here on FR, and within U.S. and Israel press, accusing Ariel Sharon, Israel's greatest warrior lion, of dereliction of his LIFE SWORN loyalty to Israel, her people and his duty in an obsequious appeasement to George W. Bush and the Pali terrorists. They're trying to wound Bush, period.
This Peace process is moving ahead with resolve because the Israeli people and her unimpeachably patriotic leaders and Palestinian leaders of courage and vision are tired of the killing, tired of the fear, tired of the poverty and hate and hopeless futures.
Anyone who empowers George W. Bush with the cynical, reckless power to force Ariel Sharon to pursue a road that will destroy Israel and the miracle of Zion is either ignorant or a corrupt operator.
This is Israel's game. This is the Palestinian's game. We've steamrolled Saddam, we've turned the sweet little world of Iran, Syria, Hizbollah, IJ and Hamas upside down, and we want a peace that is enduring and flourishing and prosperous for Israelis and Palestinians.
That means a Palestinian State. That means a recognition and negotiation with a former PLO enemy. That means accomodation, that means consensus and that will eventually mean a life where a 13 year old Israeli student and a 13 year old Palestinian student can look forward to a life of security, prosperity and dutiful worship and a long life blessed by God.
I'm sick of this "State Department this, George Bush that" .... this is a tough journey that will require resolve and courage under seige from Islamist Terrorists and Pyrrhic End of Times Masada-fantasizing extremists. Mostly here on FR, we've got a slew of people who love seeing others go down in a blaze of principled display. That guy over there, he should make a principled last stand.
This thing may or may not work, but both the Israeli and Pali parties are invested, empowered and ultimately the shepherd of their own destinies. We're providing political cover, bolstering the power base of the Sharon government and the PA as necessary, it's posturing and gaining support and neutralizing parties bent on the sabotage of peace. There has never been a time more ripe for a lasting peace in that small tract of land.
It'll make the real solution far less bloody and painful to impliment - for the Arab world. The solution is an end to the Islamist dream of ruling the world under the banner of the Khalifah through basic freedoms like freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of self determination in the persuit of life, liberty and happiness.
The roadmap, when implimented, will be a light of hope for oppressed people and a continued warning to tyrants of all stripes.
For most of the West, the reality which will come to pass will be yet another painful awakening from many ingrained, cherished dreams.
Remember that even if this succeeds, there will be a few diehard bloodlusters who are afraid and unable to change and will continue to murder innocent people. They'll be easier to catch though.