President George W. Bush on the destruction of Jewish homes: "In terms of outposts, yeah, they ought to go," the U.S. leader said, standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Wednesday after a day of meetings. "Look, I mean, we've been talking about it for four years. The agreement was, get rid of outposts, illegal outposts, and they ought to go." In ... Full Story
Once again the question of Who does George W. Bush think he is spins into the question of "Who does Israel (Olmert in particular) think George W. Bush is?" Here is who I think George Bush is...He is a devout Christian who wants to be remembered in history as bringing peace to the Holy Land.
He doesn’t give a rip about the Jews or the palestinians. Whatever it takes, the destruction of Jewish homes and towns, oh well! Bush feels that the palestinians are a permanent fixture in Gaza and the West Bank and the only way to deal with them is to shut them up. He realizes that will only happen at the expense of Israel and the Israeli people whose homes will be destroyed and whose historically "Jewish" land will be ripped from under them and given to their sworn enemies...all in the name of peace.
President Bush's greatest mistake is that he places trust in the word of an Arab..., a leader who cannot speak for more than half of his would-be countrymen; a leader who himself has stated time and time again that Israel must be destroyed; a leader who, under the terrorist Arafat, directed acts of terror against Israeli citizens, and a leader who is weak in the eyes of the majority of the palestinians that he claims to lead. Abbas is himself in mortal danger and until the palestinians can get their own house in order, any peace negotiations are moot and immaterial.
Israel must stand firm on an undivided Jerusalem and the retention of land which is historically Jewish. … Blogmaster, B’nai Elim