Jan 11, 2008

Window of Opportunity for America

1.3 Billion Muslims are visibly angered. Their rage and disquietude may be stoking fundamentalism and Terrorism. Now there is a small window of opportunity for America and Israel to help turn the disconcerting situation around. While in Jerusalem recently, President Bush made a historic statement asking Israel to return to the pre-1967 boundaries and pay compensation to Palestinians displaced by the country’s creation in 1947. If this is only PR rhetoric to gain points and time then we may see continued terrorism and instability around the world. But if the well-meant urging is in earnest and duly heeded a wholesome world order may ensue. An English novelist once said, “Let’s conserve a livable world. Let’s contemplate existence.” It’s time to heed his advice.