Lance Simmens: While it accomplishes little to reach back and point blame for the mess that Iraq has become, the overriding lesson that must be learned from this sorry episode in America’s continuing imperialist misadventures is that the consequences of a policy dictated by lies and deceit will follow us through the long-term and most assuredly adversely affect our standing on the world stage.
Gareth Porter: “Both sides were making demands going well beyond what they knew they would accept in the end, hoping to make the more moderate demands more acceptable.”
Gary Corseri: See what you make me do? Israel and its US supporters cry in unison. Why do you make me do this? Why do you make me hurt you? Why? Why!?
Vijay Prashad: Despite abuses from the Israeli government, the U.S. political class is fully supportive of its acts in Gaza.
Brent Budowsky: The repeated barrages of derision from the Israeli right toward Israel’s one great ally in a lonely world are profoundly wrong and profoundly unwise.
Danny Schechter: It may not be much of a stretch to look at the “Iron Dome” counter-missile system utilized by the Israeli forces as a perfect metaphor for the men authorizing its deployment and use, the iron domes of the heads who head up Israel’s military, and orchestrate its most assuredly not defensive war against Gaza.
Patti Beers: Heartbreaking tweets from Gaza tell the very human story of what is is like to face death all around you, knowing full well you could be the next to go.
Joseph Palermo: When the US Senate votes 100 to 0 to support whatever the IDF does in Gaza our political “leaders” might not realize it but they’re undermining the ideological architecture that has allowed them to drive this country into every other war.
Kathleen Wallace: If my kid is at school and a murderer infiltrates the school……well, you don’t blow up the school to get the murderer. That would be….sociopathic.
Today, *we* cannot be silent as the “Jewish state” — armed to the teeth by the U.S. and its allies — wages yet another brutal war on the Palestinian people. Apartheid Israel does not speak for us, and we stand with Gaza as we stand with all of Palestine.
Joseph Palermo: Those who believe that Palestinians’ allegiances can be pushed away from Hamas and Islamic Jihad and toward Fatah and “moderation” through brutal military force might want to rethink their assumptions.
Lila Garrett: Since Israel proceeded with this genocide against the people of Gaza, I know who I am. I am a person who finally, sadly, recognizes the experiment of Israel as a failure and can no longer support it as a Jewish state or as a democracy.
Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon: Over the weekend, the New York Times sent out a clear signal: the mass slaughter of civilians is acceptable when the Israeli military is doing the killing.