Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One of the most unprincipled and corrupt Palestinian leaders, Bassam Abu Sharif, writes a biographical anthology of lies about Yaser Arafat: a Palestinian leader as incompetent and as lousy as Hajj Amin Husayni and Ahmad Shuqayri--the latter was at least amusing and was oratorically gifted. In this new book, for example, Abu Sharif claims that Arafat is polite and amicable when everybody who knows anything about Arafat knows that his temper tantrum were legendary and that he frequently cursed AND slapped his aides. In fact, Dahlan has been slapped by Arafat, as was Jibril Rajjub. Those last slaps may be the only good deeds of Arafat in a long career.