Friday, November 12, 2004

Bush and Arafat

The best commentary I have read so far is this in Haaretz -

Bush and Arafat: A hate-hate relationship

Arafat did himself and his cause no good by alienating first Clinton and then Bush. He did not seem to be able to grasp the horrendous damage he would do by actions such as supporting Saddam Hussein.

It's probably worth remembering that the latest round of Palestinian violence began when Clinton and the Israeli Labour party, the peace brokers, were still in power. Little wonder that Bush has taken a different approach.

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