Today is a day where we must remember people who have died on behalf of what they thought was freedom. In a tragic twist of fate, less than 15 hours ago, nine people were killed for the same reason in a flotilla where one of the ships bore the name of a young woman who believed that she too could make a difference. Rachel Corrie. She never expected the young Israeli soldier who was driving a bulldozer to actually drive over her as she stood in defense of the Palestinian home scheduled for destruction.
This tragedy has gone on long enough. Yes, I wish the Palestinians would stop firing their rockets into Israel. It is a pathetic effort to counteract the decades of daily abuse and deprivation at the hands of Israel. No violence is justified, but it is understood.