From: Ismail Zayid
To: Rick Salutin
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 6:05 PM
Subject: A voice of fairness and sanity.

Mr. Rick Salutin,
The Globe & Mail.
Dear Mr. Salutin:
I salute you for your honesty, integrity and a sense of fairness as always, and with particular special reference to your column in The Globe & Mail :{" Success, failure, funeral", Nov. 12.}
It was heartening to see this voice of fairness and balance on the same pages that included the unbalanced editorial '"Yasser Arafat's ultimate failure", on the same day, and the diatribe of Margaret Wente : [ "Greatest con man of the age", Nov. 13}.
I fully agree with you that Arafat committed serious errors. The most serious of them is, in my opinion, signing the Oslo Accord, and I have maintained that opinion publicly, since Sept. 13, 1993, for the very reasons you included. The myth of Ba