Monday, January 22, 2007

"This Holocaust Will Be Different"

Rather than moaning about how the evil "Bushitler" is destroying the world, you would be better off contemplating what real evil is and the probable consequences of failing to stand up to it by reading Israeli historian Benny Morris's essay, "This Holocaust Will Be Different."

I was particularly struck by this paragraph:

"This dilemma had long ago been accurately defined by a wise general: Israel's nuclear armory is unusable. It can only be used too early or too late. There will never be a 'right' time. Use it 'too early,' meaning before Iran acquires similar weapons, and Israel will be cast in the role of international pariah, a target of universal Muslim assault, without a friend in the world; 'too late' means after the Iranians have struck. What purpose would that serve?"

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