Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Maybe it's one of them Pander Bears!

Lying pond scum

On a visit to Florida, Kerry Shifts His Views on Arafat:
John Kerry says he no longer considers Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to be a statesman, but rather "an outlaw to the peace process" in the Middle East who has been rightly shuffled aside.

In a 1997 book, Kerry described "Arafat's transformation from outlaw to statesman." But in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday he said he no longer views Arafat favorably.

"Obviously, Yasser Arafat has been an impediment to the peace process," said Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting. "He missed a historic opportunity and he's proved himself to be irrelevant."
Anyone who thought Arafat ever was a statesman is delusional. But Jawnee, your new position sounds confrontational, unilateral, and likely to be pooh-poohed by the Euroweenies! In fact it kind of reminds me of:
The Bush administration has ruled out dealing with Arafat, a veteran Palestinian activist, claiming he is tainted with terror against Israel, a close U.S. ally. In peace process, the administration has dealt only with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and other senior Palestinian officials appointed by Arafat.
Stay tuned for the news that Jawnee has been investigating his family tree and discovered that he's actually from Texas.