POTUS on the PA: “[M]aybe somebody will run on a war platform — you know, vote for me, I promise violence. I don’t think they’re going to get elected, because I think Palestinian moms want their children to grow up in peace just like American moms want their children to grow up in peace. As a matter of fact, I think the people that campaign for peace will win.”
Me: I hope he’s right. I think he’s wrong. See, for example, this report on “Educating children for hatred and terrorism” from the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S) .
This remains a place where children are reared in a culture of shahada (martyrdom, generally by suicide bombing) … where the cult of Arafat lives, and where birthday of Saddam Hussein is marked with good wishes in the official press (see) by Fatah — the supposedly moderate alternative to Hamas.