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Arafat should resign

Well, what do you know! The New York Times is calling for Yasir Arafat to resign. First paragraph: "It’s been the misfortune of the Palestinian people to be stuck with Yasir Arafat as their founding father, a leader who has failed to make the transition from romantic revolutionary to statesman. All he seems capable of offering Palestinians now is a communal form of the martyrdom he seems to covet. Mr. Arafat should accept his limitations and retire as president of the Palestinian Authority."

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Romantic Revolutionary. I think I am going to gag. Like who their psoter boy Che? Or his more infamous cohort Fidel?

Unbeleivable mindset. His is a goddam terrorist who is unrepentant at that.

I must agree with Gary. Over the course of his life, and counting the number of Palestinians he has sent to their deaths, Arafat has more terrorist blood on his hands than Osama Bin Laden.

They could credit the President. He called for a change in Palestinian leadership over two years ago, after all.

I don’t have the interest in checking the NY Times archives, but it might be interesting to see what the editorial page reaction was to the President’s high-profile June 2002 remarks on the Palestinian leadership. One guesses the Times was not on board back then.

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