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Don't Let Sharon Tell You It's Bush's Fault

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Aug 16, 2005 at 23:04

BS"D

Here's an interesting bit of commentary that confirms what I've heard from many sources I respect.

From a Tony Jones interview of Moshe Arens:

"TONY JONES
Let me ask you this. Do you think that Ariel Sharon would have done this without tremendous pressure from the United States and also from leaders in Europe?

MOSHE ARENS:
He DID NOT HAVE ANY PRESSURE** from the United States. Just the other night, we saw an interview with President Bush, and he was asked about the disengagement, and he related what most of us knew - that one fine day, Israel's Prime Minister Sharon came along with this idea of unilateral withdrawal, and President Bush said "Well, this sounds like a good idea." So this was not an idea that was force-fed to Mr Sharon."
(** my emphasis)
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2005/s1438195.htm

I hope that clears it up. Any US pressure now is just that Sharon should not back out after getting the US to stick it's neck out for this madness. (I fault Bush for not seeing this for the evil that it is, in that it is completely outside his quite correct attitude towards terrorists.)

DON'T let Sharon off the hook! He's the one who came up with this plan, and conned Bush into accepting it, and so he's the one who will have to answer for it.
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