Today’s Captain’s Log pretty much sums up how I feel about the most recent suicide attack by Palestinians:
A half a loaf is better than none at all, and it’s time for the Palestinians to give up on trying to push Israel into the sea and accept that Israel isn’t going to be destroyed. I don’t give a damn whether the deal they accept is “just” by anyone’s standards; when you’re the underdog you take what you can get, and right now that’s their situation. What they think they want isn’t possible. What is possible (or, at least, what was possible before the Intifada) was a hell of a lot better than what they’ve got now.
And what I think is that they won’t accept that until we’ve occupied Iraq and destabilized Syria and Saudi Arabia and there’s been a revolution in Iran and Libya has read the writing on the wall and the EU finally admits that it’s been financing terrorist attacks and stops giving the Palestinians money to use as they wish, and the Palestinians suddenly find that they have no friends left. Oh, and after Arafat dies or is killed or is forced into retirement, and a few other changes such as a forced cutoff of all financial support from the Arab nations. Until that happens, they will continue their useless struggle, killing and destroying to no one’s benefit, with no principle to establish and no hope of prevailing.