Opportunity for peace between Isreal and Palestinians now that Arafat kicked off? A chance to show that the US has a balanced approach to Isrealis and Palestinians? ******** that ********! Only hard right-wingers need apply. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5556-2004Nov22.html Bush met for more than an hour on Nov. 11 with Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident now known as a far-right member of the Israeli cabinet. Joined by Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr., incoming national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley and administration Mideast specialist Elliot Abrams, Bush told Sharansky that he was reading the Israeli's new book, "The Case for Democracy," and wanted to know more. Sharansky, with co-author Ron Dermer, had a separate meeting with Condoleezza Rice, later chosen by Bush to be the next secretary of state.