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Submitted by Earl Hartman (United States), Jul 1, 2003 at 15:17

I couldn't agree more.

The US government is filled with two-faced hypocrites, liars, and cynical opportunists. Powell and Rice are the worst: haughty, patronizing, and hectoring as they high-handedly try to force Israel to offer its neck to Hamas while reserving the right for Americans, thousands of miles away from home and in occupation of a defeated and prostrate country, to just shoot whomever they please, no questions asked, and be damned to to anyone who might object. I especially hate Powell's transparent attempts to appear friendly to Israel by talking about the fact that he knows a few words of Yiddish and had some Jewish friends when he was growing up. Who cares? He might as well be working for Arafat for all the good it does. Whatever his personal feelings might be, the policies he espouses are a mortal danger to Israel, so he might as well be an anti-Semite. The effect is the same. With "friends like him, who needs enemies?" describes the situation perfectly. Bush himself seems to be a schizophrenic on the issue, flip-flopping almost daily between support and condemnation of Israel's attempts to defend itself.

I am a Democrat, but on this one issue, support for Israel and the fight against terrorism, I thought Bush was right. No more. It is clear that there is a full-court press to sell out Israel to the terrorists to curry favor with our Arab "allies". It is the most shameful, cowardly, hypocritical, and nauseating display I have seen for a long time. I cannot conceive how these people can live with themselves.
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