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Bush and the disengagement

Reader comment on item: Business as Usual in the Palestinian Authority [after Arafat's Death]

Submitted by Lori-Ann (United States), May 17, 2005 at 14:35

I agree with just about everything in the article, however one aspect has been left out. While Israelis may be starting to see the foolishness of the disengagement (with no thanks to Sharon, who has tried to stifle the voices of opponents of the plan by arresting them and arranging the spread of false claims about "settlers'" terrorist plans) President Bush has, as the article states, staked a lot on Abbas and on the disengagement plan.

How much pressure will President Bush place on Israel to disembowel Gaza of all Jews and to cede the remains to Hamas? Of course, Bush wouldn't admit that Gaza would be handed to the terrorist group-it would be going to Abbas and the "poor Palestinians" who "deserve" the land.

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