Is That A Gun In

Is That A Gun In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy To Negotiate?
Don’t miss the latest Rich Lowry column. I cribbed it from today’s Washington Times.


Mr. Arafat was having an argument with one of his security chiefs, when the security official banged his fist on the table.

This apparently is not just bad manners, but potentially a shooting offense: Mr. Arafat brandished the pistol that is always at his side and reportedly shouted, “You are a collaborator for Israel and America.”

The two were separated before anyone could draw blood. So it goes during WWF pay-per-view specials and high-level deliberations of the Palestinian Authority.

As this incident and many more demonstrate, Mr. Arafat essentially is a gangster who happens to have a large caucus favorable to him at the United Nations.

Let’s remember that as Anthony Zinni tries to get peace talks going. When Arafat doesn’t get his way, the only way to prevent him from killing people is to use force.


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