Clearly Ze'ev Schiff is guilty of rational thought. The Bush Junta is determined to achieve regime change in Syria and Iran before being forced from office. This requires Israel to start a few wars since Bush will never get approval from the Senate. Thus Israel cannot be allowed to talk peace with Syria. Israel would be much better off with a sectarian government from a minority sect in Syria than a radical right wing Sunni theocracy. This is rational. But then we are dealing with the Bush Junta and their fawning follower Ehud Olmert, and to them reason is the enemy of all that is glorious - war.
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from the article: Some serious thoughts on Syria