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Saturday, October 28, 2006




Poor Imagination

This world is a home to many smart people. Unfortunately, Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief, is not one of them. But in his latest interview he outdid even himself. Solana appears to be not only weak on logic but on imagination too.  -->  Full Post

Hamas wants to "liberate the Palestinians," not to destroy Israel, Javier Solana, the European Union's foreign policy chief, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

In an interview following his talks in Tel Aviv with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Solana insisted that it was "not impossible" for Hamas to change and "recognize the existence of Israel." History had shown that people and nations "adapt to reality," he said. "I don't want to lose hope."

Pressed as to whether he was underestimating the fundamentalist religious imperative at the heart of the Hamas ideology, Solana said, "I cannot imagine that the religious imperative, the real religious imperative, can make anybody destroy another country... Therefore that is an abuse of religion...
Ok, Solana. Just imagine that Hamas is operating on a religious imperative which is not the true religious imperative as you understand it. . . Oh, I forgot. You don't know to imagine.

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