“Arafat always wanted one more thing, and one more thing was never enough because what he really wanted was for the peace process to be ever-active and eternally unresolved,” according to Tenet.”
And himself in power, which scheduled elections which he was certain to lose were coming...voila, the “Second Intifada.”
Mugabe and Chavez have done the same, though with tension and fixed elections.
Democrats and the war on terror. As long as we're perceived as losing.