Patrick Seale, author of several books about Syria and the Middle East, writes in the Gulf News that the crimes of Bush, Blair, and Sharon must compel the West to make a hard choice (thanks to bjqt for the link):
A truce must be called with radical Islam. Painful but essential political decisions must then be taken to address the most glaring Arab and Muslim grievances. The world must impose a long-overdue settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, a running sore which, more than any other, has infected relations between the Arabs and the west.
American and British troops must leave Iraq with the transfer of sovereignty in July. The United Nations must be given the support and the money it needs to help a unitary Iraq back on its feet. Most American bases in the region should be dismantled and their troops removed to more discreet “over the horizon” locations. The “war on terror” must be wound down, if only because it is a great terrorist recruiting sergeant.
Above all, seeking reconciliation rather than confrontation, the west must engage in a sincere dialogue with Islam in all its forms, including the most radical.
Islamic law allows mujahedin to agree to a truce only for a temporary period, when they are weak, in order to gather their strength and fight again more effectively. Thus Seale is proposing that the non-Muslim world agree to a full surrender to the jihadis, and the resulting oppression and humiliation of dhimmi status. The jihadis have made it abundantly clear that ultimately they will accept nothing else.