Gaza and the definition of insanity

For a couple of days now I've grappled with what to post on the situation in Gaza. The one idea I've read and can wholly endorse is that the American people are not well-served by the way the conflict is covered in our media. Beyond that, everybody needs a better policy than the one they've got, everybody needs to stop the wanton killing of civilians. You know, I'm about to turn the big 5-0 in a few weeks, and in my entire lifetime I've seen nothing in the Middle East but people doing the same violent things again and again, and expecting a different result each time.

Isn't that the definition of insanity?

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