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March 20, 2003

"... Take the following chilling scenario:

The Americans achieve a clear-cut military victory in Iraq. They decide to rebuild their bridges with the Europeans and the rest of the world. Britain's Tony Blair, whose own political future remains at risk, pleads with Bush to impose a peace settlement in the Middle East and to do so in "an evenhanded" manner in conjunction with the Quartet. Bush stands by his loyal British ally and announces his determination to "end the cycle of violence" and achieve a Middle East peace settlement in which both partners are obliged to make sacrifices.

Arafat, who by now has fulfilled the Quartet's requirement to "democratize" by appointing his deputy as prime minister, remains in effective control. Under his instructions the Palestinians effusively welcome the president's statement and call on Israel to withdraw its forces and "end the occupation." They also undertake "to do their best" to halt terrorism, especially within Israel proper.

Notwithstanding Israel's "very close" relationship with the Americans, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer calls on the IDF to withdraw to pre-intifada positions, demands an immediate freeze on all settlements, and states that the time is now ripe for an immediate resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon calls on President Bush and pleads that..."

You can continue this for yourself, or read Isi Leibler's freightening phantacising here.