I fully agree with Frank Gaffneys’ take on the ludcirous "peace summit" that the US has conjured up between Israel and the Palestinians. At the heart of the delusions of Bush and Rice lies the notion that the terrorist group Fatah is not a terrorist group. This is in line with the pretense it has gone along with in Northern Ireland that the IRA terrorist group is not a terrorist group. Here’s what Gaffney reckons..
"Condi Rice is nonetheless demanding that Israel now relinquish the West Bank and East Jerusalem to yet another terrorist organization: Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah. To be sure, the Secretary of State would have us believe that Fatah is no such thing. In fact, the entire Annapolis house of cards is built on the fraudulent foundation that the Palestinian faction established by Abbas’ mentor, Yasser Arafat, is a reliable partner for peace and effective counterweight to Hamas, which now controls the Gaza Strip. Only a zealot who has altogether lost any sense of reality could make such an assertion. Treating Fatah as the cornerstone of American diplomacy and demands on Israel is nothing less than perilous and irresponsible…"
Frank gives examples of the terroristic nature of Fatah, quoting its attempted assassnation of Osloid Olmert last August. But the Bush administration is in denial, and the media is fervently pro-Palestinian. And so it is that another doomed to fail "peace" initiative is launched predicated on the repulsive notion that terrorists are not terrorists.