Wednesday, September 03, 2003

On the Road Map to nowhere

Another day, another failed peace plan in the Middle East. Now Palestinian PM Abbas is saying he's going to resign unless the Palestinian Legislative Council gives him more power, i.e. puts Arafat on the sideline. I think that everyone with a functioning brain stem knows that Arafat would sooner eat a knish than give up any amount of authority. He's declared the road map "dead", placing the blame on the Israelis while ignoring all the civilians his terrorist cronies have placed in pine boxes. It should be painfully obvious that Arafat, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have NO interest in peace. This road map, endorsed by the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia (when have they all agreed on anything?), would have created a Palestinian state by 2005. But Arafat doesn't want that. He wants Israel to disappear as a nation. There is now talk of Israel expelling Arafat. That couldn't happen fast enough.

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