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May 14, 2003

Gingrich Criticizes State Department, Road Map

Former Rep. Newt Gingrich is interviewed in World Magazine and he expresses his dissaproval for the State Department and for the current "Road Map".

Some excerpts from the article:

Now Gingrich tells WORLD that Powell struck a "bad deal" in Damascus, says Powell has "no interest" in reforming the State Department bureaucracy, and warned that putting too much pressure on Israel to make a peace deal with Yasser Arafat could be a "suicide pact."

Second, the U.S. must help grow a Palestinian political movement and government willing to defeat the terrorists....As long as the Palestinians who want peace do not defeat the forces of terrorism, the Israelis will feel compelled to fight the terrorists and it will be impossible to achieve peace. The focus should not be on diplomacy.

The focus should be on growing and strengthening the forces of peace in Palestinian society and driving out the terrorists (of whom Arafat is one). [more]