Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Thank you President Bush 

Haaretz reports on a Reuters interview of President Bush (they talk to him?):

"I am concerned about a person that, one, tries to rewrite the history of the Holocaust, and two, has made it clear that his intentions are to destroy Israel," Bush said.

"Israel is a solid ally of the United States, we will rise to Israel's defense if need be. So this kind of menacing talk is disturbing. It's not only disturbing to the United States, it's disturbing for other countries in the world as well," he added.

Asked if he meant the United States would rise to Israel's defense militarily, Bush said: "You bet, we'll defend Israel."
It seems strange to call his commonsense statement "brave" but I probably have to since I'm sure he'll be attacked in some circles for being nothing more than a Zionist puppet for saying such a thing. So "Bravo" President Bush. Courage.

I only hope he meant the part about "defense" literally, and not just as a euphemism for nuclear retaliation on our behalf. Then again, the threat of nuclear retaliation from a crazy Texan sitting on top of the biggest stockpile of nuclear missiles in the world might cause the Iranians to rethink their "obliterate Israel and weather the minor Zionist retaliation" strategy.

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