To: kesg; AmericanInTokyo
Does anyone know why Bush would do such a thing? I certainly don't see how it helps any peace process to grant such a waiver. What am I missing?
By keeping the PLO's American office open, survielence costs are already fixed as it is only one location. Close that location and the all the roaches spread out and subsequent intelligence and law enforcement costs will increase substantially. We are treating the PLO office just like the embassy of a hostile country, logging everyone who leaves and enters, the date and time and who with.
posted on 04/17/2003 1:21:24 PM PDT
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Bingo!!!!. we have a winner....
posted on 04/17/2003 1:31:49 PM PDT
Okay, your explanation makes some sense to me.
posted on 04/17/2003 1:36:45 PM PDT
Yeah, and what do you think the PLO office is doing? just sitting around? or mapping out the city when the time is right for a terrorist attack.
By your logic, you would say it would be ok to have a North Korean embassy here?
Futhermore, its not just about that. Its also about the fact the government recognizes the PLO as some sort of government. They are not a government, but a terrorist organization.
posted on 04/17/2003 1:37:33 PM PDT
"By keeping the PLO's American office open, survielence costs are already fixed as it is only one location.
...or so the French would have us believe...
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