Sunday, October 30, 2011

No to Barghouti

Sir, - While I fully agree with the message of your editorial against the freeing of Barghouti, I would arrive at that conclusion from other perspectives.

Amir Peretz as former Labor leader and as ex-defense minister has already confirmed the efficacy of the Peter Principle, which states that people are promoted to the level of their incompetence. His arguments for the freeing of Barghouti are not worthy of your opposition or inclusion in your editorial.

The stark truth about our lopsided prisoner exchange is not connected to the shoring up of either terrorist Hamas or terrorist Abbas, both of whom remain adamantly unrepentant. It does however serve to debase our own moral currency and does extreme violence to our nation's value system.

Petach Tikva