If she died for a cause she stongly beleived in, I can respect that, but I still think it was a waste of a 23 year old mind that could have done alot more at home before going abroad. You have to change the mind of the people at home before you cart yourself halfway around the world to a warzone to try and make a difference.
A message for American service men and women everywhere, Iraq, Haiti, Afghantistan.
PS: Palestinians do not hate Americans. Like most people they admire America for its acheivments, and are inspired by them. They seek those things that have made Ameirca great, a modicum of justice, equality and wealth. On the other hand they resent America because of its almost single-minded support for Israel and its apparent unwillingness to help them achieve those things that America has led them to believe are possible.
Nor, do Israelis hate America.
You are right, the world would be a lot better of if Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 stayed home, except for the purposes of tourism. For the most part, Americans can't get anything right outside of the borders of their own country when they become politically involved.
[ 16 March 2004: Message edited by: Cueball ]