IS WAR THE BEST POLICY TO SETTLE DIFFERENCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

08/01/06

Our guest in this segment was EDWARD L. PECK. Peck, a former U.S. chief of mission in Iraq and ambassador to Mauritania, was deputy director of the White House Task Force on Terrorism in the Reagan administration. He said today: "Israel wants and needs to live in peace and security with her neighbors. That will never be achieved under her current policy. In this context, the silence about the tragedy in Gaza, since the events in Lebanon, will be part of the costs to Israel and to the United States -- and I do not want to be right." Peck says diplomacy is the only hope to stop the current fighting from expanding.

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