Other People's Mail

McDonnell, Pat; Minadeo, Halina; Reik, Miriam M.; Arntuffus, David; Joerger, Hank; Dowden, Patricia; Martin, Gilbert; Lindley, Arthur; Fier, Philip; Varzi, Hamid; Hollen, Chris van; Ferriss, Richard S.
March 2006
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Mar2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p71
The article presents several letters related to the politics and government in the Middle East. The media are lamenting prime minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke as a blow to the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Sharon's much-ballyhooed pullout of illegal Israeli settlers in Gaza has done nothing for the Palestinians. It was a manipulation to contain the Palestinians in an open-air prison. Rather than respond to criticism of the war in Iraq on its merits, Robert Collins (December 1, 2005 letter) falls back on the same tired, intellectually bankrupt accusation: Those who oppose the war simply do so because they hate president of the U.S. George W. Bush.


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