The pullout from Gaza is not the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; this is, of course, obvious to most observers. For those of you who wonder whether the terrorists will end their attacks with Gaza under Palestinian control, or even if they would do so if given control of the entire West Bank, check out this photo from today's Los Angeles Times.
That flag the Palestinian kid is holding? With the initials of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine at the bottom? Look at the upper left of the photo to see a stylized image of the entire country of Israel -- that's what they want: the whole thing.
I know I'm not going to make any new friends by using the word "they" above; I know one can't generalize about an entire population of people as easily as that. But I'm not changing it.
Call me a pessimist, or a cynic, or a hawk, or a naysayer... but this is not over. Let's hope the Palestinian people get past what Abba Eban said of them: "Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." The opportunity in front of us is peace and an end to bloodshed; let's take it.