Here is the first paragraph from an editorial from the Jewish Press which I think can best be described as a moderate Ultra Orthodox Jewish newspaper from Brooklyn. These are the guys with the black hats you read about. The editorial supports President's Bush's call for democracy for the pals and supports the war with Iraq. The New York Times loves to refer to these guys and show pictures of them picking up body parts after attacks but rarely tells you what they think. I think this editorial shows the view of the bulk of the Ultra Orthodox. See, not all fundamentalists are alike.
For months, we have been focusing on the realism that is at the heart of President Bush`s approach to foreign policy. Thus, when it became clear to him that Yasir Arafat and the Palestinian Authority were irremediably committed to violence against Israel as an aspect of their statecraft, he eschewed the time-honored diplomatic equivalence doctrine and declared that there must be a "regime change" and he has stuck to that notion despite the blandishments from across the globe. His unshakable resolve — and his acknowledgement of Israel`s inherent right to deal with the violence, has brought many nations around, even some in the Arab world, and for the first time, serious Palestinian Arab reform seems to be possible. Yet, as Mr. Bush now seeks to extend this doctrine to the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, a firestorm has ensued, fueled largely by the public opposition of some members of his father`s foreign policy team during the Gulf War period. The other day, however, in a speech to a veteran`s group, Vice President Dick Cheney explained the President`s thinking.