May 10, 2002


YASSIR GETS THE OL' HEAVE-HO: President Bush has finally done the right thing and declared that he will not allow the Palestinians to enter peace talks until they are represented by a leader other than Yassir Arafat. After months of wavering, Bush has finally gotten the message that anything less than full American support of Israel's war against terrorism amounts to hypocrisy. That said, I fervently believe that there can never be peace in the region as long as the sides are represented by leaders with as much blood on their hands as both Arafat and Sharon do. I don't believe it's realistic to expect a jump directly from the current situation to permanent peace, but I do believe that such a peace is possible in our lifetimes- just not in Yassir Arafat's lifetime.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 10, 2002 01:59 AM
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