I was interviewed by reporter Carl Feathers from the Ashtabula Star Beacon today. During the interview, I mentioned that National Public Radio last night carried a piece saying the Israelis would probably end their incursion into Gaza just before Obama took office next week. The rationale, the NPR reporter said, was that Obama would probably be more opposed to the Israeli action than President Bush is. And they wouldn’t want to get off on the wrong foot with the Obama Administration, especially because they are so reliant on the U.S. for arms, etc. I posed this to Mr. Feathers: If Barack Obama is indeed opposed to the extent of this Israeli action, why doesn’t he do something about it: now? Reports are that more than 1,000 Palestinians have now been killed in Gaza, a good number of them innocent men, women and children. If you wanted this to stop, wouldn’t you — as “president-elect” — go to Gaza and, in solidarity, move in with a Palestinian family right in the middle of the war zone? The bet is, this would end that war. Instead, Mr. Obama was staying at a $7 million beach house and playing golf at a country club in Hawaii. He is now in D.C., in part, readying for a series of lavish Inaugaral Balls. Meanwhile children cower in terror, others are having their arms and legs blown off with shrapnel from bombs… I told Mr. Feathers that if I was “president-elect,” I’d already be in that home in Palestine, not working on my golf swing.