Sunday, August 14, 2005

Disengagement and the clever ploy. Sharon had a hard decision as to what day to start the disengagement. During the Three Weeks would be a terrible P.R. move but he wanted to move quickly. He may have picked the best day. The fact is a hunger strike would be devestating to the P.R. of the move. But since it is Motzaei Tisha Bav even the strongest opponents aren't going to be fasting.


At 12:30 AM, Blogger Tobie said...

Sorry Mike, silly point. I don't think that a hunger strike would have done anything, certainly not the first day. Every hunger strike anyway needs to be several days, so why not start the day after a fast?
And the timing was still silly because making it that night gave them their historical rhetoric. One more day would have prevented the whole "The tragedy continues" thing. I just don't think he thought that avoiding certain rhetoric was any sort of goal, considering that everyone who agrees with it is against anyway.


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