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Corruption and ignorance

Reader comment on item: Bush's Middle East Hopes [and His Failures]
in response to reader comment: With such friends...

Submitted by Joe Kaffir (United States), Jan 19, 2008 at 01:33

"With such friends...."

While I agree with your overall "eyes open" assessment, I suggest that it is not always helpful to look at the world in such black and white terms, i.e. anti-semitic or non-anti-semitic.

"People have friends, nations have interests"

I consider Bush not to be anti-semitic, but ignorant, corrupt and with a naive notion of friendship. He is clearly ignorant and his advisors aren't any better (Condo Rice, Baker, et al). He has no command of history, geopolitics or even a basic understanding of modern secular democracy. He is corrupt viz a viz the Carlyle Group connection and he has inherited the pitiful false friendship of the House of Saud from his father.

In short, he is no Churchill and for other reasons, neither is Olmert. Both are spineless peacetime politicians. They are both utterley useless in the world war we are facing. The sooner Bush is gone along with his blind, foolish and corrupt cronies, the better. As for Olmert, I suggest a one way taxi ride to an old age home and lock the door!

The reason I am responding to this particular e-mail is because your mention of the "Hatikvah Party" caught my eye. One of the few bright spots of sanity in Israel.



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