Thank God

Arafat is dead. Saddam's gone. Is Castro next? I hope so. {Can you imagine a free Cuba? Cubans sure have been trying to envision that  for as long as he's been around.}  Kim Jong Il after that. North Koreans live in a virtual prison, unable to cross over to the south or leave the country. They face death in any such attempt.

We're free of two disgusting, vile excuses for human beings. I am praying that Bush and Blair have some luck in new peace negotiations. This is certainly the time to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem." Though Arafat is gone, that doesnt' mean he can't be replaced by a more evil tyrant. Let's pray that isn't so.

Jimmy Carter has hailed Arafat as a "powerful human symbol and forceful advocate." If by those words he means "Satan incarnate, or something close to that," then I concur. If however, he means a "powerful human symbol and forceful advocate," than I'd be forced to say that though Jimmy Carter may be a Christian, he is by far one of the most morally unclear individuals who has ever donned the office of the president. Very sad.

Chirac called Arafat a "man of courage." Yes, awfully courageous to blow children and innocent Jews to bits while they thought they'd have a cup of coffee in peace. That's what I call courage.

Posted by Portia at November 12, 2004 12:55 AM

Emily, There has never been any proven links between Arafat and terrorism. Arafat was respected by many around the world as a nobel prize winner and as a leader of the palestinian struggle. His ability to lead his people in the best direction was often cut short by terrorist activities done by known extremeists that arafat never had control over within the region. His tarnished image is a construction of the west particularly bush and blair and it's only purpose is to give the upper hand to Israel, it is a shame and an outrage to a unique man and to the palestinian people.


Posted by: Zachary Kern-Schnall at November 22, 2004 08:36 AM

Dear, dear Zach. Someday, when you read a newspaper, you'll discover you're completely off base. In the meantime, I'm sure I'll enjoy trying to convince you otherwise. See ya soon,

Posted by: Emily at November 22, 2004 06:44 PM