This is wonderful news. The Dutch media must be eating their ties by now:
From The Iconoclast, some very good news indeed:
The polls in The Netherlands have closed. The election appears too close to call. A final result may not be announced until 12:30 AM Amsterdam time.
The conservative Dutch Liberal Party (VVD) led by Mark Rutte, and the Labor party led by former Amsterdam Mayor, Job Cohen, are tied with 31 seats each. The Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders was the real surprise capturing 22 seats in the general election. This could position Wilders to be partner in whatever ruling coalition emerges.
Note this comment from Radio Nederland…
Go to the link to see what the state radio has to say about our favorite “far-right populist”. Hmmm…is that an improvement over “extreme right-wing populist”? If so, he’s doing better than Sarah Palin.
Meanwhile, here’s my favorite quote from the material the Iconoclast gathered. It’s taken from an interview Mr. Wilders gave to The Jerusalem Post. He says precisely what I have believed for many years:
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“If Israel gave, say, the West Bank to the Palestinians, this would not bring peace,” Wilders said. “The next step would be for the Palestinians to claim that Ashkelon, Ashdod, Haifa and Jerusalem are the next ‘settlements’ to be conquered.”
He added: “I always say that parents everywhere in the West sleep well at night because parents in Israel lie awake at night – because their children are fighting the jihad.”