The Pestilence

New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz explains that we shouldn't be involved in trying to foster an Israeli-Palestinian peace process because "In some places in the world, conflicts are resistant to U.S. influence. Like infections that are resistant to antibiotics." Interestingly, I won't be holding my breath waiting for Peretz's column about how since the US has no influence over conflicts in that region, we may as well cut off Israel's foreign aid. Also see that he's kind of toying with analogizing Palestinians to bacteria, but doesn't quite go there. It's classy.