Wednesday, December 22, 2004

What am I missing?


Link. (Sorry - I realize it is tough to read. )

Toles is one of the cleverest political cartoonists around, but I don't really understand this one. The period of mourning for Arafat just ended, Sharon has been busy negotiating a deal to bring the Labor Party into his government, the Palestinian Authority elections are set for January 9, and it has been only 10 days since Abbas learned that he would not be opposed in the election.

Is the idea that Sharon should have been able to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a month with a guy who hasn't even been elected yet?