November 12, 2004
With news that Arafat has passed away, everyone is talking about what's next. There were several opinions today in the New York Times, including one from Jimmy Carter that seemed partisan and anti-Bush/Israel. I didn't even make it through the article, thinking that this isn't the time to preach an agenda that sounds so critical of one side.I was therefore pleased to read this following article by King Abdullah II of Jordan. Not only does he have a hot wife, but he has a calming, moderate voice that recognizes the past contributions and needed concessions to go on. Given the heavy insurgent voice present in the Middle East, it's refreshing to hear one who has power but who is also willing to be objective.Update:
Posted by charr at 5:08 PM
I had the wrong "hot wife" listed. Oops. The new link above references Queen Rania, the real wife of King Abdulla II. Thanks to Justin W. for pointing out my mistake.