Don't be feint of heart
Posted by aogFriday, 04 October 2002 at 23:34 TrackBack Ping URL

The Israelis withdrew from Arafat's Ramallah compound without getting the targets of the push. That's just sad. I think that that will turn out to be a huge mistake. If US pressure contributed to this decision, then I apologize to Israel for being part of that pressure.

I subscribe to the theory that rather than being a distraction from US/Iraq conflict, it was a positive contribution because those losers in the compound are likely to attempt future terrorism on behalf of Iraq to create a real distraction. There's also the psychological aspect, where Arafa and his minions assume that they can get away with anything by waiting it out and staring down Israel.