Friday, October 22, 2004

Freedom marching in reverse
You may have missed the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri on Wednesday. This follows closely on the heels of the Lebanese constitution being trampled upon to extend the term of Syrian toady Emile Lahoud.

The U.S. is now making noises about enforcing Security Council Resolution 1559, calling for Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon. Hey, I'm all for it. But while we're at it, we might have a try at UNSCR 242, the one that talks about the "inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war."

You may remember this resolution, since it constituted the core of U.S. policy in Israel-Palestine for the 34 years preceding George W. Bush's election as president. What, might you ask, is the current administration's Israel-Palestine policy? The answer is quite simple -- it does not exist.


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