Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

The Europeans and Kofi Annan still don't get it. They are, for the most part, rejecting Bush's call for new Palestinian leadership. It seems like the only parts of the speech they liked were the parts about a Palestinian state and the withdrawal of Israel. The fact that there needs to be solid action and assurances fromthe Palestinians first seems to be a completely alien idea for them.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said forcing a change in the Palestinian top command could backfire. ``You could find yourself in a situation that the radicals are the ones that get elected, and it would be the result of a democratic process and we have to accept that,'' he said.

How blind and foolish are these people? What makes Kofi think the radicals aren't in control? What makes him think that Arafat has any control over the situation. If he did why has he not shown the least move to control the terror since Sept 2000? If he doesn't have any control, why is he important? If he is abetting the terrorists what good does it do to have him there?

There exists this myth that Arafat was fairly elected. He also promised a constitution, impartial courts, free media, security for Palestians (ask the thousands of dead 'collaberrators' since 1993 about security for Palestinians), an end to terror, and another round of free elections. Not one of these things has happened. Arafat remains openly conteptuous of peace and still he gets more support and respect from the UN and the EU.

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