A few useful observations about the folly of supporting a Palestinian state. Will he be added to the worldwide effigy-burning schedule? “US candidate Giuliani warns on Palestinian state,” from Agence France-Presse:
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Republican 2008 White House front-runner Rudolph Giuliani warned Tuesday it was not in the interest of the United States to help create a Palestinian state that would “support terrorism.”
In an article in the journal Foreign Affairs, the former New York mayor also said too much emphasis had been placed on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks which he said just brought up the same issues “again and again.”
He argued that the problem for Palestinians since the Islamist movement Hamas
won parliamentary elections last year, was not a “lack of statehood” but good governance.
Not to mention the widely divergent standards of “good governance” enshrined in Sharia and Western civil law.
“Too much emphasis has been placed on brokering negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians — negotiations that bring up the same issues again and again,” he wrote.
“It is not in the interests of the United States, at a time when it is being threatened by Islamist terrorists, to assist the creation of another state that will support terrorism,” Giuliani wrote.