Monday, January 05, 2009
Gaza & Bush
I have always supported an independent and autonomous Palestinian state. It has been well documented that the Bush administration feels differently, and they have been cohorts with the most militant wings of the Israeli government. This idea that that you will stop rocket attacks by invading Gaza and killing hundreds is about as ridiculous as bringing democracy to Iraq with tanks. I remember how great Israel and Palestine were back in the late 1990's, how much hope there was, right before Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount in 2000. I fear that Israel will bomb Iran in the next few days before Bush leaves office. And in case you were wondering just how ignorant Americans are regarding the Israel vs. Palestine problem, read the comments in this article in a recent Times-Picayune article. I am hoping that Obama has a statement soon about policy with this issue.