Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Well, whoop-de-do!

Arab Leaders Back Mideast Peace Road Map

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - Arab leaders, meeting with President Bush as he plunged into the labyrinth of Mideast peace talks, pledged on Tuesday to fight terror and violence and called on Israel to "rebuild trust and restore normal Palestinian life."

"We will continue to fight the scourge of terrorism against humanity and reject the culture of extremism and violence in any form or shape — from whatever source or place, regardless of justifications or motives," Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said, reading a statement on behalf of the leaders of Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia — all U.S. allies — and the Palestinian Authority.

"We will use all the power of the law to prevent support reaching illegal organizations including terrorist groups," Mubarak said. [emphasis mine]

This is comical. They will continue to fight terrorism? When did they start? As far as restoring Palestinian life, they need not look any further than that compound in Ramallah to accomplish that. It's not up to the Israelis. Israel will live out her responsibilities when her citizens are no longer threatened. A government's first responsibility is the security of its citizens.

The miserable Arab life that is prevalent throughout the Middle East is the responsibility of the terrorists with whom Bush is sharing a meeting room right now. Watching him shake their hands wrenches my stomach. These are the people who incite hatred towards all things non-Muslim in their mosques, on state-run television, and by firmly planting their boots on their citizens' necks. The problem in the Middle East is currently exchanging pleasantries and empty promises in Sharm el Sheik. I could care less that they "accept" the road map to hell, because when it fails, they will point their fingers at Israel. This story has been written before.

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