Some Advice To President Bush…Tell Condi To Zip
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
But, do you want the truth or politically correct
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 $$$$$$$
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
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?