Sorry for the continued TypeKey madness but it will be resolved, with luck quickly, if not when I am back in LA this weekend.
Meawnhile we will all have to listen to a fair amount of Arafat dishonesty – a normal state of affairs with the recently dead. Reader Craig emails:
CBS news is trying its dead level best to sabotage their own network. They just interrupted the end Of “CSI: New York” with a “Special Report” that Arafat is dead. No kidding, good damn riddance. John Roberts, who is quickly becoming my least favorite newsman, and that’s saying something, inflicted upon us a two minute video French kiss on Arafat which included the ridiculous statement that “Arafat didn’t live to see his dream of an independent Palestinian state become a reality.” Puh Leez.
Puhleez indeed. If Arafat had wanted a Palestinian state, he could have had one many times over. He wanted no such thing. He wanted hundreds of millions in the bank and the perks of a Mafia chieftain – and he got what he wanted. Looked at objectively, he had more contempt for the Palestinian people that anybody alive.