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Everyone is losing, Mr. Khan

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Submitted by Dr. Lee D. Cary (United States), Apr 4, 2006 at 16:25

The notion that the victory of Hamas is evidence that Israel is "losing the war" is absurd on its face.

Arafat was a disaster for the Palestinians. Hamas, unless it drastically amends its M.O., will perpetuate that disaster.

Arafat survived by talking out of both sides of his mouth and generating sympathy among some in the West. Hamas is more honest, and just as dedicated to the destruction of Israel. They won't generate the support from the naive that Arafat enjoyed, as he socked money in French banks, where his widow lives in luxury.

Fact is, it's not exactly a war yet, sir, and everyone is losing, most of all the Palestinians.
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