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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The past is over

A few things I've learned in my brief experience with political commentary are:

1. There is no right or wrong opinion. Only facts and morals can have those qualities.

2. When proven wrong, apologizing and finding something better to talk about is the best and most respectable solution.

3. Assuming that every man's views are consistent throughout history is ludicrous. We are all human, prone to fall for bad ideas and equally able to recover a sense of reality.

I confirmed #3 upon reading the following article:
Mr. Abbas said he and Mr. Sharon "have jointly agreed to cease all acts of violence against Israelis and Palestinians everywhere," while Mr. Sharon said they "agreed that all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere, and in parallel, Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians everywhere."
I am no longer upset, but cautiously optimistic. One thing Bush has right is that these talks need to continue.