Thursday, January 27, 2005

Imagine: "Bush Pardons 9/11 Bombers"

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is poised to pardon two Palestinains with proven ties to terrorism, including one of the planners of the fatal November 2000 bombing of an Israeli school bus. That attack killed two teachers and seriously wounded three young children; all three children lost part of their legs.

The pardoning of the two wanted terror chieftains comes as part of a series of unilateral Israeli good-will gestures, including a commitment to end targeted killing of terrorists and the deployment of armed PA police across Gaza. [Link]
Wow. Not sure I agree with this, but I do know that it would be hard to accuse Sharon of not trying almost anything to secure the peace.

[Thanks for the tip, JewSchool.]


On The Mark said...

Sorry, but this only proves to me that there is no plan, but a lot of chaotic thinking. This does nothing to address the real issues on the table. I'm currently reading "From Oslo to Iraq, Essays" by Edward Said. I've read several of his books, but this one provides an interesting perspective from the Palestinian point of view, most of which does not get reported in the Western press. I'm not saying he's right or wrong, I haven't really studied the situation well enough to formulate an opinion, but if he were still alive I think he wouldn't have a lot of good things to say about this action, even as a Palestinian. Let's hope this report is factually incorrect.

B2 said...

Look - we share a blog, and use it to talk to each other!

Seriously, though. I have been continuing to think about this, and here's what I think: terrorists should not be pardoned, certainly not to appease an organization that is still primarily comprised of peopple who support such terrorism.

Unless it means less people die.

So, to reiterate: if more terrorists on the streets means less people die, I'm all for it.

The Misanthrope said...

Talking to each other via the blog is not so unusal; didn't you and your wife just chat the other day via the blog? As a matter of fact, I think that would be a good idea. Unfortunately, if I can't get The Wife to listen to me, I am not so sure I'll get her to read what I have to say.

On The Mark said...

Since I've never met you, B2, this seems like as good a way as any to communicate...