Letters: Apr. 15, 2002

More amazing than President Bush's decision to intervene in the Middle East is his prior lack of involvement [WORLD, March 25]. It is sad that Bush decided to act because of his plans to force a showdown with Iraq. He should have been sitting at the negotiating table from the first day of his presidency. A hands-off approach to Israel and the Palestinians gets us nowhere. Peace can be achieved only through negotiations. BRANDON NIGHTINGALE Lawrence, Kans.

To Israel and the Palestinians: will you blockheads knock it off? Israel, you're never going to have the peace and recognition you desire until...

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