Saturday, December 18, 2004

Only Nixon Could Go to China...

This was said (partly) because of Nixon's unimpeachable (pun intended!) anti-Communist credentials. Analogously, Hosni Mubarak, the President (i.e., dictator) of Egypt said recently:

"Sharon is the only one in Israel who can take the courageous step toward peace".

When some people were wailing and gnashing their teeth upon Arik Sharon's ascension to the Prime Ministership of Israel, I told them that it was just like when Begin was elected. (It's also reminiscent of Reagan's peace breakthroughs with the U.S.S.R.) Only someone like Sharon (with unimpeachable Israeli security credentials) would be capable of making great progress towards peace.

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