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June 24, 2002
NOT SO WOBBLY NOW: Bush says become a Western-style democracy and then we'll talk peace. And no more Arafat -- we're tired of that terrorism shit, dudes, and we're not fooled.
This isn't just an Israel / PLO thing, it's a signal to some other people. (Look at the passage following the reference to "people of Muslim countries" in the text).
Reader S.E. Brenner says the BBC was so miffed it dropped the speech suddenly halfway through. "No dancing in the streets of Soho tonight."