Is this what a 100-years war feels like? The constant, though relatively "contained" skirmishes between Israel and Everyone Else have seemingly inured the combatants and the world to the constant violence. Israel is even thriving, as this ETF illustrates.
Has this constant, low rumble of slow war become simply a fenced-in football field, a proxy for the world to work out the angst between Muslim peoples and the western, Christian-originated democracies?
(And did Bush tear a hole in the fence of that football field?)