George Bush may well be right

Although I think he’s fallen into the stupidity trap that plagues all American presidents who get embroiled in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I actually don’t doubt the possibility that Bush will force through another peace agreement within the next year.  These agreements are easy to reach, with the Israelis so desperate for peace (especially under the craven Olmert) that they’ll agree to anything; and the Palestinians willing to agree to any plan proposed because they have no intention of abiding by any proposal, at least not for the long haul.  The Palestinians’ widely trumpeted long term goal is the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews.  To achieve this goal, they are willing, in an entirely unprincipled but effective way, to say “yes” to any proposal that comes along if it will buy them time and gnaw away at Israel’s position.  Israelis used to win because they were smart; they’re losing now because they’re acting dumb.

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  1. says

    My view on this is pretty simple. President Bush is suffering from BDS, and I do not mean “Bush Derangement Syndrome”. No, this is “Bush Delusional Syndrome”, which consists of an irrational and utopic belief that Palestinians want a state BESIDE Israel, as opposed to a state INSTEAD of Israel. Unfortunately, this afflication is both terminal and irreversible.

    BHG

  2. Craig says

    I agree that US presidents who think they can solve the middle east’s problems are definitely chasing a fool’s errand. Time to cut off all financial aid to Israel and all the Arabs, pull our troops out, let ‘em fight it out.

    I wouldn’t worry about oil. The Arabs need money so they’ll keep selling oil to us. Let’s just forget about that godforsaken shithole and the benighted morons who live there.

  3. Allen L says

    I would agree with you if the Palestinians had any restraint whatsoever. They don’t. They will continue to rocket Israel, and attempt other attacks until even the most ardent supporter of Olmert will have to admit it’s not going to work.

    Why every President has tried to snatch this chestnut out of the fire before leaving office is beyond me. What’s that old saw about doing the same thing over and over?

    You know I just realized something, a whole lot of Americans didn’t grow up with actually watching the Arabs trying to drive the Israelis into the sea. Maybe they just don’t believe it. I remember the bleak forecast for Israel in the Yom Kippur war.

  4. Friend of USA says

    Bookworm said,

    …These agreements are easy to reach, with the Israelis so desperate for peace [...] that they’ll agree to anything; and the Palestinians willing to agree to any plan proposed because they have no intention of abiding by any proposal,

    That is one of the clearest description of the situation I have
    read in a while!

    The sad thing is the left would say the exact opposite despite Palestinian shooting rockets almost daily into Israel, leftists would say it is Isreal who is not respecting any treaty.

    How can someone look at a square and see a circle I will never understand, leftists are weird people…

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