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Targeting Rice

| Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006

There's no guesswork here -- and no wiggle room for Palestinian apologists.

The political cartoon in the Fatah-controlled newspaper, Al-Quds, viciously mocks Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice above this caption: "Rice speaks about the birth of a new Middle East."

A view through her dress into her womb finds an armed monkey.

Fatah, founded by the late and magnificently corrupt Yasser Arafat, is the party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Ms. Rice recently visited Ramallah in the West Bank for talks with Mr. Abbas as war raged in Lebanon against Hezbollah and in Gaza against Hamas. The cartoon came shortly after her meeting.

We are sure Rice can take it, the derision in the Palestinian press that has called her "black spinster" and "raven," the demonstrations in the street that have her drinking the blood of babies.

The complaint, of course, is that the United States will not acquiesce to the destruction of Israel.

"The Americans want a new Middle East devoid of jihad, resistance, liberation, martyrdom, retaliation and dignity. These are all terms that disturb the Americans," a Palestinian columnist said.

He forgot racism and insanity.

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