as prime minister and defence minsitster barak failed at every opportunity to deal with the palestinians in a constructive way and advance the peace process. his napoleonic complex and ego drive only furthered his own self aggrandizement. at a crucial time in israeli history, he fumbled the ball over and over. he coulda been a contenduh, but has become a major failure in all areas.
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
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