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Sharon's Folly fails US?

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Submitted by Deb (United States), Apr 6, 2005 at 22:09

Kudos to Mr. Pipes for his excellent, hard-hitting article about the soon-to-be-dictator Sharon's betrayal of Israel to Arab terrorists.

I absolutely agree with the last paragraph, "And he [Sharon] failed his American ally by delivering a major victory to the forces of terrorism." Since US President Bush is supposedly engaged in an all-out war to end terror, why is his administration pushing so hard for the expulsion from Gaza? Bush obviously is not a Mideast scholar, but he seems smart enough to know the difference between a terrorist regime and a democracy. The US backing of a plan that gives a clear victory to terrorists and in the process places a democratic country in the position of facing yet another would-be "war of extermination" by the neighboring Arabs sends a very hypocritical message to the world.

American backing suggests that the Bush administration supports democracy for former Muslim terror states (Afghanistan, Iraq and the mythical "Palestine"), yet encourages the only democracy currently alive in the Middle East (Israel) to turn toward totalitarianism. The Bush message seems to be that democracy is good for Muslims and bad for Jews.

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