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An Offer They Cannot Accept

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Submitted by Paul Howard (United States), Jun 27, 2002 at 11:34

In a word, Bush made the Palestinians an offer they cannot accept. Accepting democracy means accepting commerce and trade with Israel -- a situation which cannot thrive, nor even substantially co-exist alongside a policy of war and terrorism. As you say, the goal of a majority of Palestinians is to destroy Israel, neither to coexist nor trade with them.

Bush's offer was made, I believe, with the fore-knowledge that Arafat and his band of thugs will turn it down. Bush's offer is the first step in a calculated plan to destroy the Palestinian Authority once they in-effect reject the offer. The U.S. will eventually lump the Palestinians with the Iraqis in the coming war.

The obvious post-war result will be friendly governments in Palestine and Iraq.
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