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May 16, 2003

On Erekat's Resignation

It's been rather ammusing to watch the media coverage of Erekat's "resignation". They are doing their best to find some dasterdly Israeli scheme, but just can't seem to find one. Hmmm....let's see, The US (and I guess the troika of delusional relavancy as well) demands a "new Palestinian leadership not compromised by terror" - admittedly a tough find amongst Palestinian leadership.

So, after releasing a bunch of terrorist prisoners, letting 25,000 Palestinians in to Israel to work -and correspondingly and knowingly risking many Israeli lives by these gestures -Erekat gets shut out of the Sharon/Abbas meeting.

Note to the media: Could it be because Erekat is THE MOST COMPROMISED BY TERROR?
Jenin "Massacre" anyone?

I'm sure he'll selfishly manage to weasel himself back in there, of course doing his part to contribute to the death of any possibility for an agreement. It's still funny to watch the media try to make this guy out to be some sort of hero or sympathetic figure. Give those "journalists" credit though. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta...wait a second, no they don't!