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Jun 24, 2005 5:45 pm


DAILY STAR: ABBAS IS YESTERDAY'S MAN - IRAQ'S ELECTED LEADERS SHOULD LEARN WHAT NOT TO DO



Its Abbas' own fault, the Daily Star reporters write in Abbas' castles in the air toppled in Jerusalem:

Not long after his election as PA president I described Abbas as so much yesterday's man he could barely be heard behind the embalming fluid.

Perhaps that was harsh, but for all the international goodwill he has garnered, Abbas is pitiably weak at home. Despite his landslide election victory in January he has failed to establish control over the PA government. He has failed miserably to tackle corruption and, as he readily admitted to Sharon, he has no control over the gunmen and bombers.

Maybe the next leader will do better. The Palestinian deserve a leader who not only cares about them but also has guts.



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