The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


In a commentary criticizing Israel’s “incidental killing of civilians” during strikes at terrorist targets within Gaza and the West Bank, one Bradley Burston in Lebanon’s Daily Star (Hat tip: James Taranto of the OnLine Journal) makes a pathetic attempt at balance when, after being harshly critical of Israel, he writes:

True, the Palestinian suicide bombers and drive-by submachine gunners and ambush snipers did target non-combatants by design, killing infants, pregnant women, and the elderly. And true, some Palestinians celebrated the intentional killings and many if not most justified them, not least by telling themselves and the world that there were no Israeli non-combatants. The elderly and the pregnant, after all, had once been in the army, and the infant would, one day, go.

One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

The next time you listen to the MSM claim that Hamas is making overtures for a peaceful settlement with Israel, just conjure up Hamas' actions and mindset in Bradley Burston's own words.