Persons of the Day

MARCH 3, 2008
Yesterday's piece in the Washington Post is pretty sobering.  Talking of an all-out Mid-East war, where one home-made rocket hits Israel who then moves troops into Gaza.  Then Syria, Hezbolla and Iran start attacking.  So here are Abbas and Olmert apparently close to a deal: negotiated peace with a 2-state solution.  But the rockets did come in killing 3 Israelis.  Israel then, in response, leveled part of Gaza with a one-ton bomb  killing over 100 men, women and children.  Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer reports burning flesh, limbs, fingers lying everywhere.  The UN secretary general has denounced the raid as “disproportionate”.  Eight years of indifferent, incompetent and ideological policy making by the US has contributed this.  Sometimes fingers don’t point, they just stare.
 And , PS, today Ahmadinejad makes his grand entrance into Iraq.  Thanking Bush all the way.