Monday, October 13, 2003
I'm sorry, this is like deja vu all over again.
Sometimes I think that the Arabs are right, and Israel really isn't a legitimate state, just a gang. Anyhow, that certainly seems to be the way the left treats it, sometimes. In what other country would the leaders of the opposition conduct independent negotiations with the enemy and brag about it in the press?
There are only two possibilities. Either Sharon knew about the talks all along, in which case (a) he's been deceiving his cabinet, and (b) the folks who went to the press have betrayed him and their country to score political points. Which means everyone involved is despicable. Or Sharon had no idea, in which case the folks conducting the talks are skating close to treason.
This sort of thing has got to stop. Oslo was a disaster on many levels, and one of them - insufficiently stressed - is that it legitimated this kind of outrageous freelancing.
Time to grow up, people, while you're still alive to do it.