Friday, May 27, 2011

McEwan speaks half-truths to power

"In spite of his claiming disinterest in "arguments of equivalence," McEwan repeatedly denounces "both sides" as if they were equivalent players in the ongoing tragedy. He speaks of "nihilism" of Hamas, which "has embraced the suicide bomber" -- though such tactics began only after intolerable Israeli provocations and lasted only a few years. They are not a current tactic, though McEwan describes them as if they are. Meanwhile, the Israelis have killed more than 3,000 Palestinians, without committing suicide."

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