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By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | Jul 10, 2003

Only a few hours passed between the announcement that Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas was threatening to quit and the announcement that the White House planned to send $20 million in aid to the Palestinian regime. You heard it here first.

A White House spokesman commented that, to be sure, "$20 million is not much money."

Well, wait a minute there, please. I recognize that $20 million is a drop in the bucket in comparison with what the US is sending to Israel. But "not much money?"

Tell you what, Mr. White House Spokesman. I have an old Nissan for sale; are you interested? How much do I want for it? Oh, "not much money."

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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