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Even with a detailed view of the electoral machinations underpinning Israel's rampage in Gaza presented in front of me, I still cannot come to grips with the deep evil of the Israeli action. In domestic American politics, the most violent actions intended to swing head-of-state elections in recent history were limited to Bill Clinton's cruise missile and limited bombing forays. Those were bad (extinguishing human life for the sake of a poll bounce), but what the Israeli "regime" is engaging in--wholesale war crimes and crimes against humanity for the purposes of swinging an election--is simply incomprehensible.