Quote of the day

This really is a titanic struggle between fear and hope. What has changed since Gaza is the context. The Arab Spring has, in my view, made fear more dangerous and hope more necessary. The democratic spring – from Tehran to Tunis – is the opposite force to the logic of the dead-end Gaza war, as to the mindset of Assad and Qaddafi. — Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish, 5/21/11

So, when citizens of an autocracy take the streets in protest for democracy, it’s like when Hamas members launched rockets at citizens of another state in order to undermine Jews’ right to live there … And when a government shoots down its own citizens, it’s like collateral damage in a war, which took the lives of 400 civilians near militant positions in another country. OK, Cartman.

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