Sunday, March 12, 2006

Another Letter to the NYTimes

On March 11, Palestinian Authority minister, Mazen Sinokrot, bemoaned the financial straits of his Hamas-led government, claiming that "The world can't abandon us. It's in no one's interest, not for Israel or anyone" (NYTimes, "Palestinian Authority Faces Budget Crisis, Official Says").

While he acknowledges that of the 145,000 public sector employees half are in the "security forces" and that most of them have weapons, it would seem that Sinokrot cannot fathom why it would be in his own and everyone else's interest to reduce the number of gun-toting persons whose loyalty is to terror not peace.

Therein is the tragedy.

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