Can You Play Me a Memory?

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Its nine o’clock on a Saturday

The regular crowd shuffles in,

There’s an old man sitting next to me,

Staring into his tonic and gin.  

He says, son, can you play me a memory?

I’m not really sure how it goes,

But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete,

When I wore a younger man’s clothes.

A memory . . .

He remembered that one.  It was sad, it was sweet, and he knew it complete, when he wore a younger man’s clothes . . .

Israel Soldier Praying Pictures, Images and Photos

He was a veteran of the 6-Day War, a veteran of the Yom Kippur War, a veteran of the invasion of Lebanon.  He was a son of Holocaust victims, an old man tired of the killing, the hate, the self-righteousness of victims who create other victims and call it justice.  

President Carter believes We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land . . .

It was not a Palestinian who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin because he was promoting peace with the Palestinians; it was an extremist right wing Israeli. And Sadat was assassinated by members of a fundamentalist Islamic terrorist cell in the Egyptian military.

Extremists in the Muslim world want to destroy Israel.  Extremists in Israel think there’s a military solution to Muslim extremism.  So the killing goes on and on and on.  And the innocent suffer . . .

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The innocent in Palestine suffer.  The innocent in Israel suffer.  Innocence itself suffers.  Cynicism takes hold and breeds more cynicism, killing incites more killing, and the vicious cycle just repeats itself.  

Four Arab-Israeli wars.

Decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Hamas

Hezbollah

Likud

With a Holy Land like this world has, who needs Hell?

Enough.

You can’t plant war and expect to harvest peace.

You have to plant seeds of peace, and nurture them.  With Ambassador George Mitchell getting involved, I believe it could be, something good has begun . . .

Mitchell said that along with Obama and Clinton, he believed a goal of a Jewish state and a Palestinian state living side by side was possible and the conflict, even if centuries old, could end-a lesson, he said, he learned during his negotiations in Northern Ireland.  “From my experience there, I formed the conviction that there is no such thing as a conflict that can’t be ended,” Mitchell said. “Conflicts are created, conducted and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings.”

Peace

The holy land Pictures, Images and Photos

I believe it could be, some day its going to come.

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    • Rusty1776 on January 29, 2009 at 11:37 pm
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  1. that Obama identified in his interview with Al Arabia was to listen…to all sides. I don’t know if its enough, but its the only place to start.

    What a basic but refreshing change from the last 8 years!!!

    • Alma on January 30, 2009 at 1:36 am

    The administration that just left would look at that picture of the man and injured child and feel nothing.  I think we have people that really care now.  I sure hope so.

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