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  •  Except for one glaring omission (none)
    Most non-partisan and well-informed experts agree that one of the most effective things the US can do in the so-called war on terror is to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue in an even-handed manner. Isn't it ironic that the issue didn't even come up in tonight's debate? Imagine a foreign policy debate that completely ignores one of the most important foreign policy issues of recent times! Considering the fact that both Bush and Kerry have taken strong pro-Israeli positions, I can certainly understand why neither of them wanted to talk about it. But what I am still scratching my head over is why didn't Lehrer bring it up? In fact, I have been surfing all the news channels since the debate and didn't notice a single talking head bring up the omission. Am I the only one who thinks this is weird?
    •  Because no one gives a shit... (none)
      I'm sorry to clue you in on this, but we're involved in a friggin guerilla war in Iraq.  It may seem unfair, but next to that stupid Israel plays like 10th fiddle.  We have real problems of our own to solve, we'll have to get to idiotic Israel's problems in time.  Have no fear that Kerry will handle the situation better than Bush.  

      Personally, I'm glad they didn't muddy the waters with such a (relatively) pointless issue.  It would only have been a plus for Bush because it would take Kerry's heat off of him for 3:30.  

      In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

      by Asak on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 12:14:37 AM PDT

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    •  bush has tied our hands on israel-palestine (none)
      we're at war with a muslim country.  the idea that anyone would see us as an honest broker is patently absurd.  that's where JK can use his diplomatic skills.....france and germany are in a far better position than we are to take up that work.  so if they don't feel that they can participate in iraq (and who can blame them), they can still participate in the macro-process....

      My preznit went to Iraq and all I got was this crummy economy!

      by roxtar on Fri Oct 01, 2004 at 03:20:37 AM PDT

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