Kang and Kodos at the Peace Table At Last
Does this sound reasonable to you?
MJ: Why do you think Mxzlplck and Washington should talk with Hoominnyhoo?
EH: Hoominnyhoo has, unfortunately, demonstrated that they are more credible and effective as a political force inside Grebular society than The Gnutish, the movement founded by [former Gnutishi president] Mootang Wibbleford, which is now more than ever discredited as weak, enormously corrupt and politically inept. [...]
It makes sense to approach a possible initial understanding including Hoominnyhoo—but not exclusively Hoominnyhoo—at a time when they are still asking for one. No side will gain from a flare up leading to Mxzlplck re-entering Little Grebula in strength to undo the ill-fated unilateral disengagement of 2005. [...]
Sorry, I am often silly when thinking of ways to get people to speak freely about the I/P situation. In American discourse, the words that we use to describe it are just impossibly loaded.
There's other juicy stuff in the interview too. Here is another "progressive" notion we've got to Overton Window push a lot harder:
Efraim Halevy: Hamas is not al Qaeda and, indeed, al Qaeda has condemned them time and time again. Hamas may from time to time have tactical, temporary contact with al Qaeda, but in essence they are deadly adversaries. The same goes for Iran. Hamas receives funds, support, equipment, and training from Iran, but is not subservient to Tehran. A serious effort to dialogue indirectly with them could ultimately drive a wedge between them.
This guy is a former bigwig in the Israeli military/intel system, and no wild eyed peacenik. Facts have a strangely liberal bias. They are good against disinformation. Hamas is not al Qaeda. Negotiation is always possible. Via Rozen.