Monday, May 31, 2010

Defensive Driving

Much of the argument regarding the Israeli action of stopping the Gaza relief ships seems to be centering around whether or not it was piracy, or was a "legal" act in terms of enforcing a blockade. That reminds me of a lesson when I was learning to drive a car, regarding the rules of the road,

"He was right, dead right, as he sped along,
but he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong."

I don't know if Israel's action is legal or not, but even if it is, it is proving to be deeply unpopular. It is going to make that nation a lot of new enemies, and is going to make old enemies even more hostile toward them. As such, it strikes me as a stupid move.

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