I think peace is now at hand. Joe the Plumber is going to Israel.
Thousands of years of fighting in a war that seemingly has no end. Both sides say they’re right and outsiders have strong opinions one way or the other.
I have my opinions but have made a point to keep them clear from my blog. As heated as the Republican – Democratic debates get this is nothing compared to religious differences that date back to the beginning of religion.
The Christian right and Republicans blindly say that they support Israel and their right to defend themselves without fully understanding the conflict or why they support Israel.
The Democratic fringe argues that the Palestinians are right because Israel’s might dominates a people who solely want their freedom and they always side with the underdog of the moment.
Those in the middle fall on either side and stand behind their positions.
In college – more than 20 years ago – I took a fantastic course called The Israel – Palestinian conflict. In it we studied both perspectives in historic and modern times. And I still keep quiet on my position.
But Joe the Plumber who proudly proclaimed that a vote for Barack Obama was a vote for the death to Israel, is now off to the Holy Land in an attempt cover the war.
He’s a fake plumber without a license who claimed to be purchasing a business with money he didn’t have. He became the central figure in the John McCain – Sarah Palin presidential campaign which should tell you all you need to about the McCain – Palin ticket.
Samuel ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wurzelbacher is planning on spending 10 days in Israel covering the fighting.
The below Average Joe the Plumber is going to (attempt to) communicate Israel’s ‘Average Joe’ opinion.
This next part plumber cracks me up: He is going to be a war correspondent for the conservative web site pjtv.com. (Pajamas TV)
Joe the War Correspondent.