Wednesday, January 12, 2005

And So It Goes. . . .

Color me skeptical, but even though W is right to extend an invitation (likely more of a challenge) to the new Palestinian Authority Chairman, you read a story like this:

"Oh suicide bomber, wrap yourself with an explosive belt and fill the scene with blood," chanted a chorus of five male students at the rally, held by the Hamas-affiliated Islamic List to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of Hamas bomb-maker Yehya Ayyash, better known as "The Engineer." . . .

Organizers said the timing of the parley was not linked to the election of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as Yasser Arafat's successor. Speakers refrained from making any reference to the election, pointing out the event, approved by the university administration, had been planned long before the vote. They also refused to comment on the results of the vote.

"Approved by the university administration." [Emphasis added.]