Thanks so much for joining us. Paula is away this evening. I'm Rick Sanchez. Why the incredible adulation for the man that so many people called a terrorist? We're going to look at Yasser Arafat and what the Middle East will be like without him, while, in Washington, President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair talk about whether it is time to get even more deeply involved in the Middle East. And the prime minister faces this question, is he President Bush's poodle?
There must be idealism, but there must also be contempt. He woke at 3 AM. Dim yellow light filled the room. Smog had descended on the city, filtering the bright lights of the hotel. The city was cast in a sinister sepia, as in a s gangster movie.