Speaking off the cuff, that's when we get the real hard black & white tell-it-like-it-is George W. Bush. That's what he did a few days after 11 Sept when he blurted out the no-no word 'Crusade' (it hadn't yet been explained to him that they are still smarting over there in the Middle East from the Christian invasion of yesteryear). Today, Bush let it be known what the Arafat Authority (as well as other 'client regimes') were put there by the Americans to do in the first place; and what happens if they don't make good. In a cabinet meeting today while reporters were allowed in:
"Bush urged the Palestinian Authority to shed 'officials who haven't been able to delivery' - a group that Bush has said should include Arafat himself."
(Washingto Post, 1 August 2002, pA21)