Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bush speaks meaningless platitudes to get us ready for an Obama administration

The entire statement is nonsense, but here's a particularly absurd concept:

Bush said there was now an international consensus on the issues that plague the region. "Israelis, Palestinians, and Arabs recognize that the creation of a peaceful, democratic Palestinian state is in their interests"

Where to begin?

1) Technically the Israelis have realized that a peaceful democratic Palestinian state IS in their interest, but all rational Israelis have come to the conclusion that the majority of Palestinians are not interested in living peacefully. Both Hamas and Fatah dream of a future with Jews ethnically cleansed from the area. The difference is that Hamas wants it sooner and is more willing to use overt violence than Fatah.

2) The Palestinians have decided that a state next to Israel IS in their interests as well. Of course limited sovereignty over half of the land would be an acceptable stepping-stone for either Hamas or Fatah in their long-term goal of conquest. They openly refer to their goal of conquering all the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea (ie all of Israel).

3) And yes, the Arab states, most of whom do not openly call for the destruction of Israel anymore, are interested in the Saudi "Peace" Plan in which Israel is absorbed back into Dar-al-Islam in stages; the first step being the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

In fact it would not be an exaggeration to say that Israel faces its most hostile regional environment since the late 1970's when its most populous neighbor Egypt gave up on genocide under Sadat. From the long-range threat of a nuclear-tipped Iranian missile, to the 40,000 rockets that Hezbollah has smuggled into Lebanon under the UN's watchful eye, to the "Palestinian" groups that call for destruction from within.

Bush's comments are insulting to any intelligent observer, and are in concordance with his recent comments that he's "sorry" about the financial crisis. He's obviously a broken man who after 8 years has finally succumbed to the left's narrative of his own actions.

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