Friday, May 26, 2006

Dumb Times Editorial of the Year

I'm a day late with this, but I still thought weigh in with my own expression of disgust for the editorial that appeared in the New York Times yesterday. It has got to be the dumbest Times editorial I have read in a long time, and that is saying a lot.

The aim was to shoot down Ehud Olmert's West Bank disengagement plan. Israel must carry out a full withdrawal and that, of course, won't be enough! The poor poor Palestinians will be left with... well, get this addled imagery:
. . . imagine a map of Manhattan. The West Bank would be, very roughly, East Harlem and the Upper East Side. Gaza would be Battery Park City, far to the southwest. Now imagine trying to create a fully functioning city with its own economy out of those pieces while an entirely independent, antagonistic city remained in between.

Something missing from this neat little imagery, wouldn't you say? Such as the people on the East Side and Battery Park City vowing to obliterate the rest of Manhattan.

Kind of fouls up the picture, wouldn't you say?


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