I saw this thread a few days ago and thought for sure it would be about Arafat. I should have known better. The world is so upside-down.
EJA, I notice that even though the thread started the day Arafat finally died, it was started at 00:51.
Don't be too disillusioned. Arafat probably hadn't kicked off yet and broke the headlines. I can't remember when I first heard the news.
Besides, I'm falling right in line, Arafat's successor will tell if his passing was a good thing. The Israel/Palastine issue is really tenuous right now.
If I remember correctly one of Bush's cabinet is an advocate of a Palestinian state and it was in my head that it was either Wolfowitz or Ashcroft. So maybe the two incidents fit together anyway.
Maybe one of you folks knows.?
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.
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