Lasting peace in the Middle East, from Bashir Mann
29th July 2006
During his latest news conference, after his meeting with Tony Blair on the issue of the US sponsored Israeli aggression and barbarity in Lebanon, George Bush said, �Our goal is to achieve lasting peace�. It appears that Dubya has not learnt any lessons from history or his own misadventures in Afghanistan and Iraq. Force and brutality have never and can never achieve lasting peace. Only justice, fair play and respect for each others rights through dialogue between the contestants can lead to lasting peace. Hence, without justice and fair play for the Palestinians, neither Bush and Blair nor any other tyrant can bring lasting peace in the Middle East.