Diplomatic Hypocrisy

(Washington Times) Diana West - * Maybe it was that last $50 million that George W. Bush forked over to the Palestinian Authority in May that made the Gaza transfer so... What was Condoleezza Rice's word for the lawless Palestinian stampede of looting and desecration that erupted after the Israeli withdrawal? "Successful." Israeli-Palestinian coordination on this territorial handover was so very... How did Miss Rice describe the dynamic that led to the flags of jihad terrorism being hoisted into a sky darkened by burning synagogues? "Effective." * Since the Oslo "peace process" began in 1993, Palestinians have received more than $1.5 billion from the U.S. - more aid, as the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out, than from any other single country. The Atlantic Monthly's David Samuel tallied up post-Oslo PA aid at $7 billion. This year the U.S. will double last year's $275 million PA aid package, paying out $550 million. * In July, the Group of 8 countries couldn't pile up money for the PA fast enough, agreeing by 2008 to present its government - which by then could very well include landslide-elected terrorists from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, al-Qaeda, whatever - with $9 billion. Have we paid for a "peace process" or have we financed holy war (jihad)? Have we just helped create a terrorist state?

2005-09-21 00:00:00

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