Bush on Israel, again
U.S. President Bush said yesterday that Israel must remove the Jewish communities in Yesha. His spokesman later said that he meant only Gaza and the "unauthorized outposts."And thus once again when I've begun to be able to think warmly of him, GWB goes and says something that makes me cringe inside. Abu Mazen doesn't want that at all and he's said so. The PA needs armed forces to defeat terrorists? With all due respect, Mr. President, it is out from its armed forces that the PA has consistently sent terrorists.
Bush made the statement at a press conference with Jordan's King Hussein at his side. He had warm words for Abu Mazen, saying the PA Chief "wants to develop a state that will live in peace alongside Israel," and acknowledging that the PA needs armed forces and training to "defeat the terrorists who wish to stop the march to freedom."