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Bush is moving towards strike three

Reader comment on item: Bush's Middle East Hopes [and His Failures]

Submitted by Rick (United States), Jan 17, 2008 at 09:45

Strike one- Iraq, even if things have improved greatly, the miscalculations for 4 years have taken their toll.

Stirke two- Israeli-Palestinian solution - Looking for a "win" in the Middle East - something that has eluded Bush throughout his tenure as President - who else would he turn to but Israel and in Olmert he has found a very compliant fool.

Bush is less able to tell Mubarak to stop jailing opposition democratic elements than he is in telling Olmert to give up land and make a host of far ranging concessions to Arabs. Bush, I believe, actually does believe in his amazing naivete, that if palestinians get a state and the US begins to throw tons of cash that would even widen the eyes of an arafat , their desire to destroy Israel will disappear and Hamas supporters will become friendly democratic people.

Bush refuses to look at facts. Israel withdrew from Lebanon and and war followed . Israel abandons Gaza and rockets have been raining dwon on Israel ever since. Exactly what is Bush's learning curve? Or when it comes to Arabs does he discount all evidence and fact and trust his prayers and wishful thinking instead. Bush's pipe dreams through rose colored glasses will cost Israel lives and a continued slow bleed war with a palestinian entity now being built up militarily for the final coup de grace to do to Israel what Arabs have wanted to do since 1948.

Strike Three- Bush has abandoned his only viable argument he had left for the Middle East which is the spread of democracy. It is apparent that concessions to despotic Arab states in the way of selling Israel down the drain has become his preferred ME policy. As Olmert said about Abbas- that he knows "in his heart' that Abbas accepts Israel as the Jewish State even though he can't say it perhaps Bush knows "in his heart" that Arabs have no interest in democracy and never will regardless of what they say to the Western press.


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