Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Am I just going about my business and living my life happily while children die in Gaza? No. I am thinking about it all the time. But like so many others, I know that I am powerless and that nothing I can say will stop the men of war. The only shred of hope I am able to hold onto is the fact that the apparently impossible situation in Northern Ireland has - more or less - been resolved. But, you know, that peace was brokered by two major powers, America and England, and neither of them - despite their express promise to do so when they invaded Iraq - has shown any concerted effort, vision or will to broker peace in the Middle East. And don't get me started on the degree to which the powerful Arab world has failed in this regard also.

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