In all other crises, the Palestinians, thanks to Yasir Arafatâ€™s strenuous efforts, owned their own cause, but now the clerics in Iran are taking control of the Palestinian cause and turning it into a weapon in a much larger struggle.
In all other crises there was a negotiation process, a set of plans and some hope of reconciliation. But this crisis is different. Iran doesnâ€™t do road maps. The jihadists who are driving this crisis donâ€™t do reconciliation.
. . . Tuesday July 18, 2006