News from the Middle East (Sigh)
Though it is of course exceedingly rare, sometimes somebody makes the point better than I could. From this week's Onion:
MIDDLE EAST—With the Iraq war in its fifth year, the war in Afghanistan in its sixth, and conflict between Israel and the rest of the region continuing unabated for more than half a century, intelligence sources are warning that a new wave of violence in the Middle East may soon blah blah blah, etc. etc., you know the rest.