Is it just me, or does telling the world you’re on the side of one country, when you are supposedly trying to assist in a peace process between that country and another, make things a little difficult?

An advance copy of a speech by President George Bush, which he was to deliver to the Israeli parliament, said this:

“Israel’s population may be just over 7 million. But when you confront terror and evil, you are 307 million strong, because America stands with you,”

If I was a Palestinian I’d be thinking “If Bush and his 300 million mates stand with Israel then who stands with us?” How does Bush ever expect to ‘shore up the Israeli-Palestinian peace process’ when he so blatantly supports Israel?

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5 Comments to “Bush’s incongruence”

  1. Oz says:

    There are good reasons to support Israel (and there are just as good reasons to support the Palestinians) but the American evangelical right has an ulterior motive for their support of Israel.

    By supporting Israel, American evangelicals hope to bring about “The End Times.” I’m not sure if Israeli’s understand this but a lot of US support for Israel is part of a Christian fundamentalist agenda.

  2. S Keita says:

    Well, George Bush and his Angry Christians should be out by next January. Whether Barrack or Hillary have the guts to take on the Zionist/loony Christian lobby? Only to a limited extent. Israeli P.R. is superb. Palestinian P.R. is awful. Sad but true.

  3. ozatheist says:

    S Keita, for once, I may have to agree with you

  4. S Keita says:

    Yer, ironic, innit!

    Regards to Kev Rudd. Wonder how long his honeymoon will last?

  5. ozatheist says:

    Rudd’s honeymoon is showing its first cracks, after their first budget last week they took a few hits. For a government elected partly on its green credentials, means-testing home solar panel electrics at a measly $100,000 household income was just plain stupid (IMHO).

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