Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jimmy Carter and a disproportionate Response

Former President Jimmy Carter apparently thinks Israel is guilty of a disproportionate response in their attacks on Gaza.

What would a proportionate response would look like? If Hamas kills a hundred Israelis, then Israel can kill a hundred people of Gaza? That could go on for literally a thousand years! It would be absolutely no deterrent to Hamas whatsoever.

The object is to make Hamas stop killing Israelis. Achieving that objective requires a disproportionate response. Those who argue for a proportionate response are simply playing into Hamas' hands; in other words, they are supporting Evil (See my previous posts on Hamas).

1 comment:

professor ed said...

To quote the man who defeated Carter's bid for a second term: "there you go again".