Thursday, January 06, 2005

 

Tony Blair on the Palestinians

"I think the Palestinians have had enough sympathy"

Actually, I've taken that quote completely out of context. What Blair was trying to say was that sympathy is not enough to help the Palestinians, who have plenty of sympathy but little real support from nations around the world. Unfortunately, Blair hardly stands in any position to hold himself or Britain up as examples of those taking action on the Palestinian issue. Indeed, at the moment Blair is merely parroting the Bush line that reform and democratization within the Palestinian government is the stumbling block for peace. Of course, the Israelis bear absolutely no responsibility at all. So essentially the Palestinians get no real support, no action, and now not even sympathy. Thanks a lot, Tony.

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