Thursday, May 15, 2008


Bush, addressing the Knesset:
... Osama bin Laden teaches that "the killing of Jews and Americans is one of the biggest duties."
This would be the Osama bin Laden who was behind the deadliest foreign attack on U.S. soil. The Osama bin Laden who remains at large 7 1/2 years later. The Osama bin Laden that most Americans would prefer to see captured over any Iraq venture.

Yet here we have Bush invoking his name, as a threat, without embarrassment.

ALSO: Get a load of this from Bush:
Some people suggest if the United States would just break ties with Israel, all our problems in the Middle East would go away. This is a tired argument that buys into the propaganda of the enemies of peace, and America utterly rejects it.
Who are these "some people"? Bush is referring to U.S. residents (with the "our problems" line) but who, exactly? Is there anyone outside the Aryan Nation that is calling for the U.S. to break ties with Israel?


Breaking diplomatic ties is farther than I would go, but I strongly deplore the actions of the government of Israel, and I'm not sure why we continue giving them favored status while they're busy spying on us.

Every few years we uncover another Israeli spy or attempt to bribe our government officials. And these guys are our allies? WTF?

By Blogger J.Goodwin, at 5/15/2008 9:12 AM  

Nice catches.

While I support Israel, Likud can bite me. (And Sharon was a monster.) Sadly, many hawks interpret that attitude as anti-Israel. These are the same people who would claim criticism of Kermit Roosevelt's dirty little coup is "blame America first".

No. It's blaming specific individuals, organizations and administrations. It's part of that whole "critical thinking" skill set.

By Anonymous mark, at 5/15/2008 9:20 AM  

Depends what you mean by "ties".

Seems pretty reasonable that we should cut off aid.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/15/2008 8:27 PM  

No offense but I'm ALL for cutting all ties with Israel, and I'm about as far from an "Aryan Nation" type that you'll ever find. They are the last nation on Earth to maintain a system of apartheid and institutionalized racism so we have no business attempting to represent "freedom" whilst calling Israel our "best friend".

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/19/2008 7:31 PM  

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