Wednesday, March 24, 2004
** Middle East
I'd been meaning to write up a piece on the assassination of Shaikh Ahmed Yassin, but just haven't had time, and now it's getting to be too late. I do highly recommend this piece by Juan Cole on the subject.
The only other thing I'd like to say is that I congratulate George Bush and Ariel Sharon for this innovative move. In one fell swoop, they have raised the tension level throughout the Middle East to the boiling point, which will surely lead to an escalation of violence. This should help George's reelection prospects, and should perhaps also help to keep Ariel in power.
If it leads to the deaths of hundreds or thousands of further American, Israeli, and Palestian innocent victims, oh well, most of the dead wouldn't have voted anyway.