Brazen Hypocrisy in Bush Betrayal of Israel
President Bush called yesterday for an end to the "occupation" of Arab lands in Palestine by the Israeli military. The breath-taking hypocrisy and ignorance in such a demand defies one's ability to comprehend. Israel would be better off if we de-camped from the Middle East all together than it would be with our insane current policy. The current policy is that the U.S. taxpayers borrow money from the Chi-coms to buy piles of weapons for both sides in the Middle East, and then use our leverage to pressure the Israelis to turn over their historic lands to a neighboring entity run by terrorist groups who have sworn their destruction. I am not joking. I am not even exaggerating. That is what we are currently doing.
The Bush administration insists that Israel withdraw from territory that is the historic home of its own people and leave it to a seething population whose public school system teaches that the highest honor a child can attain is martyrdom from straping bombs to themselves and blowing up some Jews. Bush is insisting that Israel withdraw and turn their historic land over to the terrorist groups which control those territories. Groups that have repeatedly attacked Israel and have sworn her destruction!
Meanwhile, Bush himself is administering the occupation of Arab lands to which we have no historic claim, had noting to do with 9/11, and who are no threat to the United States. Despite our recent success against Al-Quida in Iraq, they still have a larger presence there than they did before we came. That is because the lingering occupation was such a powerful recruiting tool for Al-Quida. Still, they have zero chance of controlling the whole country. Contrast that with the terrorist groups in Palestine, who run the place from start to finish except for the restraining hand of the Israeli military which Bush wants gone.
While Bush demands that Israel withdraw, he spends billions of our dollars constructing 14 huge military bases in Iraq. This indicates intentions to occupy the country for decades. In fact, we have garrisons all over the region, over 700 bases in more than 100 countries. Israel withdraw? Who are we to demand that Israel withdraw from anywhere?
This man, who demands Israel withdraw their military from their own territory (to turn it over to terrorists) has busied himself sending our own military to every mudhole on earth. On this one, he is not with us, he is with the terrorists.
Truly Israel would be better off if we were not arming both sides and then using the leverage to pressure them to let the terrorists win.