The Nudnik File

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Ariel Sharon today said something that everyone has known, but not been willing to say publicly:
Without offending the Arab world, it must be said that their agreements, declarations and speeches are not worth the paper they're written on.
Clearly this is evidenced by the actions of the Palestinian Authority since Arafat signed the Oslo Accords. Continuing in that rich tradition, within days of signing onto the "Roadmap", Abbas was also violating it and openly talking about it.

Caroline Glick has more on Abbas's continued violations, while at the same time talking peace. I have no doubt that the Bush Administration understands exactly what is going on in the PA. Yet in doing nothing about it except the ritual announcements that the PA "must do more", the Bush Administration is undermining its own principles in the War on Terror.
The Bush administration seems absolutely committed to ensuring that the PA will not become a failed state on the model of Somalia or Lebanon. And yet, in its rush to strengthen Abbas in order to prevent chaos, the US is backing his bid to establish a Palestinian rogue state.

If President Bush really believes in his vision for freedom and democracy for the Palestinians, he would be well advised to tell Abbas that as long as the choices are between a failed Palestinian state and a rogue Palestinian state, the US opts for no Palestinian state.
|| Nudnik 11:47 AM
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