Great piece by Victor Davis Hanson in todays NRO: The World Upside Down. He discusses how we are steadily coming to see the 'moderate' Middle East as our enemies and the addle-pated Euros as irrelevant, to much dismay from both parties. He talks en passant about Arafat's inability or unwillingness to control the terrorists. This is an interesting point: either Arafat was capable of halting the Islamofascist attacks and did not, in which case he is complicit in them and should be executed, or he was not, in which case he is an irrelevance and should be executed for his past enormities. In any case, Arafat should be shot for one reason above all; he is so ugly. I mean, I'm no oil painting, but Arafat must surely be one of the honest-to-goodness most hideous people ever to have drawn breath. How about trying him for crimes against aesthetics, followed by summary firing squad?
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