Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Although I consider him to be possibly the worst president the country has had, I applaud him for bring a great humanitarian and basically a good, kind, decent person. We have no disagreement there.
After visiting Sderot last April and seeing the serious psychological damage caused by the rockets that had fallen in that area, my wife, Rosalynn, and I declared their launching from Gaza to be inexcusable and an act of terrorism.
Jimmy called it as it is...an inexcusable act of terrorism. No talk of how Israel manipulated Hamas into attacking them, as you have, jennifer.
Although casualties were rare (three deaths in seven years), the town was traumatized by the unpredictable explosions.
Since, in your earlier post, you claim there have been zero fatalities, one of you must be mistaken (unless you want to go with a "So 3 deaths...no big deal.) Would you have liked to live in that town, miss?
Israel does something that the United States doesn't do. They fight wars to win them. The last time we did that, Hiroshima went up in smoke. Was it a tragic loss of life? Most certainly. Are the innocent Palestinians a tragic loss of life? For sure. Are the hundreds of Jewish innocents blown up by suicide bombers (which you failed to count in your "zero body count" totals) tragic? No doubt there.
The Jimmy Carter link ends with his belief about peace between Hamas and Israel. There will never be peace between them and Israel knows it. When someone declares they will not rest until you are dead, you may rest assured there will be no other solution than them or you. Israel knows that and is acting accordingly. Hamas will never stop attacking because that is their nature and they have declared so, openly. Innocents on both sides will suffer because that is the tragic repurcussion of war. Hamas could stop all of it by simply stopping. They won't. Gaza will not become a Korea or Viet Nam. Israel will do what it takes to achieve their objective.