Iraq Overshadows Sharon Visit to U.S.

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - The Washington that Prime Minister Sharon will visit next week will be focused not on the Gaza Strip, but on Fallujah. Insiders say there are two schools of thought on Sharon's disengagement plan vying for Bush's heart and mind. The first argues that if Bush adopts Sharon's disengagement plan with both hands, the plan may prove a historic opportunity with a good possibility for positive results. Thus, one would expect Bush to give Sharon the wide-ranging commitments and assurances he will need to pass the disengagement plan through the Likud. The other school of thought argues that hugging Sharon's plan too tightly - giving him too many assurances regarding future borders or a rejection of the Palestinian right of return - may further fan radical Islamic passions inside Iraq.

2004-04-09 00:00:00

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