I really shouldn’t pick on Tom Friedman. If he was the average idiot holding forth in a bar or living room, I probably wouldn’t. But this average idiot has a forum — the New York Times — that gives him license to spread his stupidity to a much wider audience than is made available to the normal fool.
Friedman has distinguished himself again this past weekend with an article, written from his Olympian vantage point in New York, opining that everyone ought to leave the Israelis and Palestinians alone so that both sides can see the error of their ways. It is the usual Leftist pap that pretends there is a moral equivalence between the Israelis and the Palestinians. They are, in his mind both equally sinned against and sinning.
Friedman is, as I said, a fool. While the Israelis are no saints, they are not sinners. The same cannot be said for the Palestinians, at least at the leadership level. They are malevolent people who are happy to sacrifice their own citizens, and to make free use of the credulous fools in the West, in order to achieve their real goal: not peace and certainly not a two state solution, but (as their own charter freely admits) the complete destruction of the Jewish state and all her citizens. Aren’t they likely to have idiots take up their cause?
By the way, if you doubt my freely stated assertions about Israeli good will and Palestinian intransigence, read this.
And a second “by the way” — the Israelis aren’t so bright either. There’s an old saying: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” The Israelis, blinded by their own Left, have clearly been fooled too many times to count.