Removing him is probably a

by Nathan Hamm on 9/12/2003

Removing him is probably a ridiculously bad idea, but when Arafat says things like this:

“Arafat emerged from his compound in Ramallah for a second
straight night Friday and rallied hundreds of supporters, saying: ‘To
Jerusalem we are going as martyrs in the millions.’
The crowd held photos of Arafat and chanted: ‘With our blood and souls
we will redeem you.’ Arafat answered: ‘With our blood and souls, we
will redeem you Palestine.'”

it gets a little hard for anyone
but those who ascribe every vile act in the world to be the result of
US/Israeli actions (someone has to have a good name for Noam’s theory)
to say that Arafat does not incite terrorism. Michael Totten is right, there’s no good choice and the status quo might be the most preferable option.


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