Sunday, March 31, 2002

81.1% support Arafat?
So says IMRA, reporting the results of a poll of 720 Palestinian adults on Saturday.

(81.1%) support Yasser Arafat.
(60.8%) support the initiative of the Saudi Crown Prince .
(76.8%) do not trust General Anthony Zinni.
(47.6%) support the right of both Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security.

Heck, I support their right to live in peace and security. There's a lot of straightening-out to do over there, and before it's over Washington is going to say a few things that Israel would rather not hear. But by the time that happens, there are going to be a lot fewer Palestinians left to agree with it.

On the other hand, this poll was taken during the Israeli siege on Arafat's compound, which might have affected the respondents' attitude. Duh. You think?

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