Friday, October 21, 2005
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 2 Comments
Isn't it romantic when Bush holds hands with middle-eastern dictators among fields of flowers?
This week George W. Bush met with Mahmoud Abbas (Holocaust Denial, Moscow KGB Employee, Mastermind Behind an Attack on an Israeli School) and the flowers were in bloom as Bush gave Abbas a gift of 30 million dollars and proclaimed his undying love for him.
"President Abbas is a man devoted to peace and to his people's aspirations," Bush rhapsodized. "Mr. President, you ran on a platform of peace. That's why the people voted for you."
Bush had no criticism of Abbas whatsoever despite the fact that terrorists groups answering to Abbas' Fatah killed Israeli teenagers just this week. Instead Abbas demanded an end to 'settlements' and Bush was happy enough to agree also calling on Israel to reopen the Rafiah crossing, improving travel in the West Bank to facilitate terrorist activists and even building a Gaza seaport so they can bring in weapons by sea, as Arafat's PA has done in the past with the Karine-A; under Bush's own administration.
"At the same time, Israel should not undertake any activity that contravenes its road map obligations, or prejudices the final status negotiations with regard to Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem," Bush said which means that according to him, Israel is not even allowed to build in Yerushalaim itself. He warned Israel to stop "settlement expansion", that is building new homes in existing towns (so if you get married and want to live in the same town as your parents, tough luck, the President says you can't.)
Then he demanded that "that Israel must remove unauthorized posts." Unauthorized fence posts? Mail posts? Web posts? Blog posts? Presumably the Chief meant 'outposts' but why should he bother to actually learn what it is he's demanding that Israel do. Maybe next time Rice can write out her orders\suggestions for him in large print.
"You look back -- I think prior to the disengagement, there was a lot of consternation, a lot of concern. I suspect some of you might have even reported that, you know, better watch out, this disengagement could end up being a very difficult period. And yet thanks to the President's leadership and Prime Minister Sharon's leadership, the disengagement worked, which established trust. "
Well gosh, glad it wasn't difficult at all. And what did Abbas' leadership involve besides marching into the settlements that Israel had beaten and dragged its citizens out of and watching the synagogues there be burned to the ground. Yes it certainly 'worked' and where is this trust exactly as the Palestinian terrorists shell Israeli towns while Abbas comes to America with yet more demands.
But lest anyone seriously believe that Bush is any different than his father. They can recognize that he is as much 'Israel's Best Friend in the White House' as Clinton was.
"We expect all parties to adhere to the road map. And we are holding people to account on the pledges that most of the Palestinians and the Israelis have made on the road map. And we do so publicly and we do so privately."
Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. Minus a few hundred IQ points.