Saturday, July 02, 2005

Saving grace


The summer before the invasion, I happened to catch Wolfowitz on C-Span telling a booing crowd of pro-Israeli demonstrators in Washington that the Palestinians are people too, and deserve their own state. I can't prove it, but I think he meant it.

Accepting that Palestinians are also human beings is not, I admit, much -- although God knows it's way too much for the gang over at Little Green Footballs. But accepting the right of the Palestinians to a state would definitely put Wolfie in a different category than the Doug Feith neocons, who see blocking a Palestinian state (overtly if possible; covertly if necessary) as a key part of their life's mission.

Evil or foolish?