4 New Questions for This Year's Passover Dinner
Published on Tuesday, April 2, 2003 by CommonDreams.org
4 New Questions for This Year's Passover Dinner
by Jeff Cohen
 

Why is it that on all other Passovers we ask four questions probing the past, but on this Passover we ask four additional questions about the future?

After the U.S. "wins" the war, will Iraq become the new West Bank -- with suicide bombers and snipers targeting U.S. soldiers occupying another parcel of Arab land?

Will U.S. soldiers have to set up an Israeli-style roadblock and checkpoint system, and search vehicles, backpacks, even handbags to protect themselves and any U.S.-installed Iraqi regime?

After the U.S. military replaces Saddam Hussein's secular national dictatorship, will the mantle of opposition in Iraq and beyond pass to the more dangerous, transnational Islamist terrorists?

And will George Bush become America's Ariel Sharon, a leader whose blind bellicosity threatens to make Americans as unsafe as Sharon has made Israelis -- with the resulting insecurity, fear and anger helping Bush win reelection?

Jeff Cohen is a commentator and the founder of the media watch group FAIR.

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