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Joel Sprayregen argues that Israel has just as much right to get rid of Arafat as the US did in removing Saddam. Read:

How does Arafat compare with Saddam? On Sept. 9, 1993, Arafat delivered to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the White House lawn a letter stating: “The PLO recognizes the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security.” On Sept. 11, 2000, Al-Sabah, official publication of the Palestinian Authority, declared: “The time for Intifada has arrived; the time for Jihad has arrived.” Seventeen days later, the Palestinians initiated their latest war. The result: almost 900 murdered Israeli civilians and more than 5,000 seriously injured.

Some foolishly argue that Arafat can not control the “radicals.” Barry Rubin, co-author of a new biography of him, points out: “What many foreign observers have failed to understand is that for more than two years Arafat himself has been firmly in the radical camp.”

But what are the chances that Sprayregen (or facts, for that matter) will have any influence on the usual apologists?