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Submitted by Ely Silk (United States), Jul 2, 2003 at 02:13

The State Department has had it in for Israel since, at least, the official founding in 1948. They have always supported and aided Saudi Arabia and other nations in trying to bring about the downfall of Israel. As horrible as that is, it's not the problem.

Our administration has managed to bamboozle too many people into believing that they are aiding Israel in seeking peace. Our government appears to be in the process of remolding the government of Israel into an image that GWB can approve of. This means getting rid of ministers in Israel who see the clear and present danger of the "Roadmap to Peace." This remolding is much the same as what former president Bill Clinton tried to do. But, as reprehensible as this is, it also is not the problem.

Ariel Sharon loves being the prime minister so much that he appears willing to sacrifice his fellow citizens if he can keep his "job" for a longer time. He feels that acquiescing to American demands will help him maintain his position. Without American aid, he feels, his job rating will go through the floor and he'll be out of the public eye. When our president says JUMP, Sharon asks, "Into the Mediterranean or the Red Sea?" And that is the problem.
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