Some Advice To President Bush…Tell Condi To Zip It
                                                                                               by Gerald A. Honigman

     On the way to Kuwait, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was quoted in an AP article, after her visit with President Bush to Israel, as saying that it was “unrealistic to expect Arab leaders to suddenly reach out to Israel.” Fair enough…to a degree.
     But, do you want the truth or politically correct mumbling?
     Truth is, Arabs have had a hundred years to deal with the acceptance of a resurrected, tiny Jewish State, and they reject it now for the same reasons they did back then. No “sudden” decisions necessary…
     The reality is that for the same millennia-old Arab subjugating, genocidal, racist attitudes which led to gassed, murdered, and/or massacred en masse Kurds, black African Sudanese, Egyptian Copts, native pre-Arab Lebanese, Amizagh/Berbers, Assyrians, native Jews (one half of whom in Israel were refugees from “Arab”/Muslim lands), and any others  who dared stake a claim in what Arabs see as solely Dar al-Islam and purely Arab patrimony, no time would be enough for Arabs to “reach out” to Israel.
     President Sadat of Egypt flew to Jerusalem three decades ago because he finally came to the conclusion that any Arab victory in this regard would indeed be a Pyrrhic one. Since his assassination, the “peace” Israel has with Egypt is indeed a very cold one, with anti-Semitism flagrant throughout all the media, arms smuggling to Hamas rampant, and so forth. Imagine if Israel was acting this way towards Egypt. The latter behaves relatively moderately temporarily because America funnels state of the art weapons and billions of dollars in aid to it. With Egypt, however, Israel still needs to truly watch its back.
     Back to Condi…
     Recall that she’ll soon be looking for another job. Recall that, like other Arabist former State Department types, such as James f_ _ _  the Jews, they don’t vote for us anyway Baker (whose law firm represents Saudi and other Arab oil potentate interests), she’ll be able to tap into all of her own nice petrodollar connections she’s made. Shafting the Jew of the Nations is good business…Don’t forget, Condi already has one oil tanker named after her in the Chevron fleet. Get the $$$$$$$ picture?
      In light of all the above, what is really unrealistic is to expect Israel to once again cave in to Arab and Arabist State Department demands that it ignore what it’s entitled to under UNSCR 242 and deny itself the “secure and recognized” borders mentioned in it--retreating, instead, to the suicidal, pre-‘67 war armistice lines (not borders) which made it virtually invisible on a world map--a mere 9-16 miles wide at its waist.
     What’s unrealistic is to expect an Israel which can fit thirty-four times into President Bush’s own home state of Texas to expose itself to such murderous enemies in a way in which an America--3,000 miles wide--certainly would never dream of doing itself.
     2008 promises to witness a very tight presidential election race.
     My advice to President Bush, if he cares about fellow Republicans who will be running, is that he should tell Condi to zip it when it comes to Arab-Israeli peace-making. Bush’s own petro-buck connections are bad enough, but Rice compounds this problem immensely.
     Many, if not most, conservatives--whom Republicans will desperately need--are sickened by Rice and the State Department regarding these issues. And not a few Independents feel likewise.
     All some of the above have to do is stay home--not vote Democrat--on election day…and guess what?

Gerald A. Honigman is a Florida educator who has done extensive doctoral studies in Middle Eastern Affairs. He has created and conducted counter-propaganda programs for college youth, has lectured on numerous university campuses and other platforms, and has publicly debated many anti-Israel spokesmen. His articles and op-eds have been published in hundreds of newspapers, magazines, academic journals and websites around the world. His official website is:

Our special thanks to the author for submitting this article. A. G. S.