07-27-06 - 1

One of the problem's with Israel's actions (and to some extent the war in Iraq) is the long term economic impact. Massive destruction of infrastructure and destabilization of basic economic activity can send those already poor areas into severe poverty. That breeds hopelessness and desperation, which turns people to religion and extremisim, and hate for those who helped create those conditions. It's well established that one of the best ways to fight terrorism & fundamentalism is education, freedom, and prosperity.

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